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DNAnexus raises $68 million to develop multiomics platform

DNAnexus, the bioinformatics company, has closed a $68 million financing round from a combination of existing investors, including GV, Foresite Capital, TPG Biotech, WuXi NextCODE and Claremont Creek Ventures, and debt and equity from Innovatus Capital Partners.
UK government to tackle suicide with predictive AI
The UK government today published its first suicide prevention plan, with a focus on the use of social media and predictive analytics to identify those most at risk of suicide.
Alex Guest Tue, 22/01/2019 - 17:14

President Clinton recognises lives saved through healthcare technology

Former President of the US Bill Clinton presented the keynote address at the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit this weekend, drawing attention to the lives saved through the work of the Patient Safety Movement, and highlighting the importance of healthcare technology.
Fitbit users can now contribute data to NIH All of US programme
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) together with Fitbit have launched the Bring Your Own Device project, enabling Fitbit users to share data with the NIH 'All of Us' programme. 
Alex Guest Thu, 17/01/2019 - 09:22

NHS Long Term Plan harnesses tech to prevent disease

The UK's NHS has today published its Long Term Plan, which sets out a vision to save half a million lives 'with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments' over the next decade. At the heart of the plans is the use of technology for a wide range of purposes from telehealth to genomic screening.

Verily announces USD 1 billion investment round

Verily, an Alphabet portfolio company, has closed a $1 billion external funding round led by Silver Lake. The capital will be used to invest in strategic partnerships, in business development, and acquisitions.