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By Bernadette Toner

This article has been updated from a version posted on Aug. 13 to include additional information about the current financing environment for sequencing technology startups.

Pacific Biosciences said last week that it has raised $68 million in financing from a combination of new and existing investors, bringing its total VC financing to more than $260 million since it was founded in 2004.

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A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.

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