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STOCKHOLM – When Attana, an 11-year-old Swedish biosensor company, introduced its Cell 200 system two years ago, it envisioned a future where its revenues would be driven by instrument placements and consumables sales.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Taconic and Medicyte announced a sales and marketing agreement covering Medicyte's products.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from Seattle's Sage Bionetworks, the University of Chicago, the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and elsewhere reported today that they have detected a new cholesterol-related locus with apparent ties to the risk of muscle-related side effect

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evotec and the Jain Foundation today said they have extended and expanded their 2012 research collaboration aimed at dysferlinopathy.
Terms of the expanded deal were not disclosed.

Researchers from the Greenwood Genetic Center have reported positive results that confirm their earlier findings in an effort to develop a test for autism spectrum disorders using Biolog's phenotype array technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Screening technology firm IntelliCyt today said it raised $8 million in a financing round.
New investor Arboretum Ventures led the financing and was joined by existing investors Prolog Ventures, Verge Fund, and New Mexico Community Capital.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – VistaGen Therapeutics, a developer of bioassays for drug rescue projects, has signed a strategic financing agreement that will bring in proceeds of $36 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioanalytical tools company Hurel raised $9.2 million in a Series A private equity financing round, the North Brunswick, NJ-based company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – German firm Medicyte today said that it has licensed lentiviral vector technology from Life Technologies for use in developing cell-based assays.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellectricon today said that it has signed agreement with two firms to distribute its products in Japan.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.