Flush with $23.6 million from a new Series A financing round, optical mapping company OpGen is making a fresh start, focusing on developing an instrument for identifying bacteria in clinical microbiology labs instead of providing optical mapping services, according to a company official.
 
“We consider this a restart of the company,” Colin Dykes, OpGen’s chief scientific officer, told In Sequence last week.
 

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

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