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PierianDx raised $9 million in Series A funding, which it is using to hire staff and further develop its software including support for clinical whole-genome sequencing.

The genomic products and services firm said that no assets or personnel will be transferred, but it will license its analysis software to Source BioScience.

Metanome will perform metagenomics analyses on samples collected using Companion PBx's Dx Fingerprint kit, a product that highlights deficiencies in pets' GI health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government has awarded £1.1 million ($1.8 million) to the Roslin Institute's ARK-Genomics Centre for Comparative and Functional Genomics to conduct large-scale genome sequencing-based studies of livestock and other related species.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Complete Genomics CEO Clifford Reid has told the firm's employees that its purchase by BGI-Shenzhen is anticipated to be completed during the first quarter of 2013, while disputing suggestions that a merger with the Chinese sequencing services firm poses national secur

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GATC Biotech today said that it has received ISO 17025 accreditation for its next-generation sequencing laboratories from Germany's national accreditation organization.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford Gene Technology announced on Tuesday the opening of an office in Tarrytown, NY, to support and grow its US business.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) at Johns Hopkins University, which provides a range of services to genomics and genetics researchers, has been renewed by the National Institutes of Health with funding of up to $101.9 million over five years.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer said today that it has received Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification and a license from the State of Connecticut for its DNA Sequencing Services Laboratory in Branford.

Though the firm fell short of Wall Street estimates, it announced two new contracts worth around $14 million and said that its backlog as of June 30 was around $12 million and 2,200 genomes.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.