NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two Pore Guys has closed a $24.5 million Series A financing round led by Khosla Ventures.

The Santa Cruz, California-based company said it planned to use the funding to scale up manufacturing of its hand-held nanopore sensor. In addition, it plans to expand its executive team — with a particular emphasis on hiring a head of manufacturing, CEO Dan Heller said. The financing will also help the firm accelerate development of applications for whole-genome sequencing and genome mapping.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

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An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.

Sep
07
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will address improvements in the library prep workflow for small RNA sequencing in serum and plasma.

Sep
20
Sponsored by
Ion Torrent

This webinar will discuss how next-generation sequencing (NGS) can help clinical research labs and pathologists save time, money, and samples compared to single-analyte oncology research assays.

Sep
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will demonstrate a new approach that combines precise FFPE tumor isolation with extraction-free DNA/RNA library preparation to minimize material losses and reduce the amount of tissue input required for NGS analysis.

Sep
26
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will describe a protocol and proof-of-principle experiments for Cellular Indexing of Transcriptome and Epitopes by Sequencing (CITE-seq).