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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb news) – Pacific Biosciences has raised $68 million in a round of financing from new and previous investors, bringing the total amount it has raised since the summer of 2008 to $188 million, the company said today.

The DNA sequencing technology developer plans to launch a commercial version of its single-molecule, real-time (SMRT) Sequencing System in the second half of 2010.

New investors joining this round of funding include the Wellcome Trust, Monsanto, and Sutter Hill Ventures.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.

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