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Horizons Ventures led the round, joined by Airbus Ventures, bringing the MIT spinout's fundraising total to date to more than $21 million.

The company hopes to improve its Dragen analysis platform with data compression technology from Enancio and data management capabilities from BlueBee.

Precommercial firm Enancio has developed lossless compression technology that Illumina hopes will cut sequencing storage costs by 80 percent for its customers.

The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.