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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Toronto-based life sciences and diagnostics company SQI Diagnostics today announced a method development deal with Isis Pharmaceuticals.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute has awarded Genalyte a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a biomarker panel to profile tumor antigen-associated antibodies, Genalyte said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – TB Biosciences, which is developing a point-of-care test for the detection of tuberculosis, said today it has closed on its Series A financing round, raising $1.5 million.
The financing will be used to support product development and clinical trials.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex said after the close of the market on Tuesday it has extended its global supply and distribution agreement with EMD Millipore.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stat-Diagnostica today announced that it has raised €17 million ($22.1 million) in a Series B financing round.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PrimeraDx today announced a deal with Quest Diagnostics to co-develop molecular diagnostic products and services.
The focus of the non-exclusive deal is to support drug developers in the clinical development of targeted therapeutics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CyVek today said that it has raised $5.5 million in a Series D financing round.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing firm Counsyl has partnered with ARUP Laboratories to offer pre-pregnancy and pregnancy testing for more than 100 recessive genetic disorders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Luminex's xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel for marketing in the US, Luminex announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Multiplex assay development firm Genalyte today announced it has been awarded a $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop multiplexed diagnostic assays for the early detection and monitoring of type 1 diabetes.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.