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The San Diego-based company plans to use the funding to support the development of its molecular electronics-based DNA sequencing technology.

The Menlo Park, California-based company plans to demonstrate its sequencing technology on a small genome in the near future.

Anitoa's handheld Maverick platform weighs one kilogram and comes with cloud-based analysis software.

The test will be based on the firm's proprietary complementary metal-oxide semiconductor biochip technology.

Skincare company GeneOnyx last week debuted an over-the-counter genetic analysis test for personalized skincare based on rapid DNA and RNA detection technology developed by partner DNA Electronics.

By Ben Butkus
DNA Electronics will begin pre-clinical pilot trials later this year to prepare its rapid, handheld, semiconductor-based DNA testing platform for clinical diagnostic use, the company said this week.

The collaboration will combine microfluidic PCR technology licensed from Caliper Life Sciences and various innovations from Canon's imaging and printing products with sample prep, digital PCR, and sequencing components from UMD researchers.

23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.