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The financing round brings the total amount of funding for Micronoma, a developer of microbiome-based cancer detection technology, to $6.5 million.

The partners will offer an end-to-end microbiome sequencing and analysis service through Transnetyx's global network of model organism research customers.

The two California firms are linking their bioinformatics platforms in hopes of accelerating biomarker and drug discovery processes for pharma companies.

In PLOS this week: gene mutation linked to inherited venous thrombosis, lncRNA patterns in the Asian tiger mosquito, and more.

The findings further suggested the gut microbiome could influence conditions like inflammatory bowel disease and serve as therapeutic targets.

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

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of coronavirus gene, pathway, and gene signature data; updates to MethHC database; and more.

In Genome Research this week: approach to predict gene expression from single-cell DNA methylation profiles, oral microbiome of children with cavities, and more.

Based on their findings, the researchers hypothesized that the plaque microbiome acted as a "stepping stone" for environmental bacteria to adapt to a host.

In PLOS this week: integrative software tool to analyze microbiome data, lipidome of ascariasis-causing nematode, and more.


Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.