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The public-private consortium, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, recently released four new reference materials.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene expression differences in plants susceptible to or resistant to Plum pox virus, novel human pegivirus, and more.

By combining optical mapping with DNA sequencing, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined  structural variation that occurs in multiple myeloma tumors.

A University of Wisconsin at Madison-led team has used single-molecule optical mapping to unearth structural changes in two human tumors, en route to more extensive analyses of cancer samples using a related single-molecule approach currently under development.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen today announced the creation of a public health consortium to evaluate its Whole Genome Mapping technology for strain typing microorganisms that cause health outbreaks.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen has completed an agreement with new and existing investors to provide the firm with up to $17 million in a Series C financing.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Optical mapping technology firm OpGen has raised $3.5 million in bridge financing.

OpGen has raised $2.1 million in a securities offering, the company disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen has raised $2.1 million, the Gaithersburg, Md., firm confirmed today.

By Julia Karow
OpGen is betting on structural variation detection in humans as an important niche for its optical genome mapping technology as the company scales up from microbial to mammal-size genomes.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.