OpGen has raised $2.1 million in a securities offering, the company disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

The funding round, which had 27 participants, is a bridge financing that will be used to commercialize the Argus Optical Mapping System, the Gaithersburg, Md.-based company told In Sequence's sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News this week. According to the filing, the total size of the round is $2.3 million.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

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