genomics

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

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Jamie Metzl Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species

Helix holds first close on a planned $200 million investment in its genetic services marketplace

Welcome to the future… where startups are willing to customize everything from a diet regimen to a workout plan, or family planning to personal fashion based on an individual’s genetic c

Human sequencing pioneer George Church wants to give you the power to sell your DNA on the blockchain

The blockchain is the buzziest thing on the internet these days and now MIT professor and godfather of the Human Genome Project George Church wants to put your genes on it. His new startup Nebula Geno

Cofactor Genomics pulls in $18 million with the aim to save lives through RNA research

Cofactor Genomics has announced an $18 million Series A financing round led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from DCVC, Ascension Ventures, iSelect, Y Combinator, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & R

WuXi NextCODE aims for the genomics database “gold standard” with new $240 million

A lot of money is being poured into genomics lately, including the genomic information company WuXi NextCODE (WXNC), which just announced it has closed on $240 million in Series B financing, led by Se

The genomics intelligence revolution

We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole-genome sequencing; it has opened the door to understanding our entire world at the molecular level. With this intelligence, we’ll be able to under

Illumina wants to sequence your whole genome for $100

The first sequencing of the whole human genome in 2003 cost roughly $2.7 billion, but DNA sequencing giant Illumina has now unveiled a new machine that the company says is “expected one day&#822

Google Ventures-backed Clear Labs gets $13 million in Series B to nip food recalls in the bud

Clear Labs, a genomic data platform hoping to stop E-coli outbreaks in your favorite burrito chain before they start, has pulled in $13 million in Series B funding to build a next-generation sequencin

Genetics startup Genos wants to pay you for your DNA data

The first whole human genome sequencing cost a whopping $2.7 billion. That didn’t bode well for making any breakthroughs on genetic disorders. Luckily, the cost has dropped dramatically since t

23andMe reportedly no longer working on next-gen sequencing

23andMe won’t continue with next-generation DNA sequencing and has reportedly laid off the lab working on the project. About half-a-dozen workers were laid off from the Salt Lake City, Utah-base

What happens if we live to be 150?

Humans have lived for approximately 8,000 generations, but only in the past four has life expectancy taken dramatic leaps upward thanks mostly to societies addressing some of the most basic life issue

Rex Animal Health is using genomics to keep livestock healthy

A startup called Rex Animal Health wants to protect livestock from illnesses that can quickly turn into epidemics, and help farmers breed animals with the healthiest and most attractive traits. Today

Is enterprise genomics good enough yet?

Genomics will make the dream of targeted therapies a reality, which will have a massive health and economic impact. Yet most large life science enterprises, from pharma to providers, have yet to fully

Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech 

The field of medicine is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new technologies; much of this transformation comes from exciting advances in genomics. Although genomics is relatively unkno

For less than $1,000 you can now pull up your entire genome on your smartphone

Veritas Genetics was one of the first companies to sequence the entire human genome for less than $1,000 in 2015. It’s now taken that technology a step further by delivering the results of you

At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away

DNA sequencing startup Sure Genomics wants to help you learn about your entire genome at the click of a button. Today, the startup opened up an at-home service to the public, enabling consumers to get

Warburg Pincus, Illumina & Sutter Hill Launch New Genomics Co. Helix With $100M

Based in San Francisco, Helix is aiming to be a central repository for personalized genetic information and provide a marketplace for applications potentially like the ones developed in Illumina's gen

Genomics Needs A Killer App

Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of hea

India’s InterpretOmics Raises $1.7 million To Develop Its Big Data Genome Analytics App

Hoping to trump heavily-funded and tightly-networked Silicon Valley firms, cashed-up Indian startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.interpretomics.co/">InterpretOmics</a> will harness India's chea
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