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The Shenzhen Mammoth Public Welfare Foundation, which BGI sponsors, has also raised funding to purchase PCR and automate sample preparation instruments.

With data from UK Biobank participants, investigators identified dozens of snoring-related genetic loci and links to traits such as weight, smoking, and sleep apnea.

The commission plans to bar Bio-Rad from importing certain single-cell products, potentially including the ddSeq Single-Cell Isolator and ddSeq cartridges.

The Series B round, which includes new and existing investors, follows the Belgian firm's completion of a €7.7 million private placement in 2016.

A recent study established high sensitivity and specificity for three CLIA waived point-of-care molecular flu tests in pediatric samples.

The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.