The company will expand its Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot to include additional data sources such as the NCI's Genomic Data Commons, and improve its usability.
The company said it will use the proceeds to further develop its core software platform, and to hire additional programmers and bioinformaticians.
Second Genome will work with Kings College researchers to profile infants' skin and gut microbiomes and integrate that information with other omics data collected as part of the study.
The system, developed in 2007 as an online portal to access hardware and software for automated metagenome analysis, has strained to meet user demand.
The Belgian manufacturer of software to automate PCR interpretation has also recently received ISO 13485 certification.
Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.
In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.
There are a few projects aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in genomic research, Technology Review reports.
A national assessment shows that US students lag in the sciences, but suggests that achievement gaps are narrowing.