From TechCrunch: 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 Genomics plans to sequence your genome for less th…

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From Geek.com: Scientists Help Fill in Human Genome Gaps With USB Sequencer

Back in the mid-to-late 90s, the Human Genome Project became an impressive, global undertaking. Scientists all over the planet were sharing resources and committing to something once thought impossible — not just sequencing […]
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From Geek.com: New Gene-Editing Tools Aim to Fight Disease

Scientists have developed genetic tools that help solve two of the problems hampering genome-editing superweapon CRISPR. These discoveries provide new hope for treating, or even curing, certain genetic diseases. The first is led […]
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From TechCrunch: 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 Sequoia.
We tend to hear very little about this company in the tech industry but Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma is one of its many backers and WXNC is counted among the largest genetic database… Read More

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