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With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical […]

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Biome Makers closes $4M to assess the quality of the ‘gut bacteria’ of a farm’s soil

Biome Makers closes M to assess the quality of the ‘gut bacteria’ of a farm’s soil The agriculture industry faces huge problems of sustainability. The world’s population is increasing, leading to higher food demand, but this then threatens increasing deforestation, pesticide use, and some fertilizers that are responsible for greenhouse emissions. Farming […]

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Only 2% of genomic material available for research comes from Africa, 54gene wants to change that

Only 2% of genomic material available for research comes from Africa, 54gene wants to change that New advances in genetic mapping and manipulation hold the promise of reshaping medical treatments in the 21st century, but thanks to a lack of sufficient infrastructure and apparent scientific disregard, an entire continent is at risk […]

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XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic diagnostics tools than Kalim Mir, the 52-year-old founder […]

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The genomics-focused Illumina Accelerator backs five new companies

The genomics-focused Illumina Accelerator backs five new companies Illumina Accelerator, the genomics-focused startup accelerator backed by the publicly traded genetic sequencing pioneer Illumina Corp., has picked five startups for its seventh accelerator class, the company announced. Wth technology addressing skin microbial therapeutics, fertility science, chronic disease alleviation, post traumatic stress disorder treatments, […]

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