genetic analysis

Screengrab of Circle DNA's official website.

By Dean Koh February 19, 2019
Beijing-headquartered clinical genomics testing company, Berry Genomics and Hong Kong and London-headquartered genetics and digital health company Prenetics announced today key management hires for the new company, Circle DNA, which will be operational for business by the end of Q2 2019. The 3 key management hires for Circle DNA are Joe Yan (CEO), Claire Wan (COO) and Candy Liu (Head of Marketing...
By Dave Muoio February 19, 2019
Emedgene, a startup that employs artificial intelligence to interpret genetic data, has closed a $6 million round led by OliveTree Ventures. What they do Trained using data from patient cases, publications and genomics databases, Emedgene’s decision support engine can identify and highlight clinically relevant genetic variants for the provider. The platform is supported by a digital workbench...
By Dave Muoio February 20, 2018
Optra Health, which produces AI-driven iPhronesis analysis platform for healthcare and life sciences clients, today announced the launch of a new genetics-focused product specially designed for consumers, genetic counselors, and other genomics researchers. The OptraGURU platform combines the AI tech of iPhronesis with the language capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa. Users can speak directly to...
By Heather Mack May 31, 2017
London-based FitnessGenes, which creates personalized fitness and nutrition plans for individuals based on a the results of an at-home DNA testing kit, has raised $5 million. Sino-German High Tech Fund (SGHF), an investment fund comprised of China’s Donghai Securities and Germany’s Grunderfonds, led the round. FitnessGenes positions its product as a means of figuring out which specific diet plan...
By Heather Mack January 23, 2017
Researchers at California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, Stockholm University and Uppsala University are working on a smartphone-based microscope in hopes of developing a cost-effective and accessible way for DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis. As described in a recently published article in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers used a 3D printer to produce a lightweight...