NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer genome analysis firm Personal Genome Diagnostics today announced it raised $2.8 million in private funding in its first external financing round.

Undisclosed investors participated in the financing, which will be used to support further development and marketing of the company's circulating tumor DNA assays.

The company today also launched its METDetect Assay for detecting MET gene amplifications in the circulation of cancer patients.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.