NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SynapDx today announced the completion of a Series A1 financing round that brought in $6 million to support a clinical study in support of the company's test for autism spectrum disorders.

Funds from this round of financing came from North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners.

Southborough, Mass.-based SynapDx is developing a blood-based test that measures RNA expression to differentiate children who have a higher risk for ASDs from those who don't. Its test aims to identify children with ASD by the age of 36 months.

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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.