uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing

uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing

23andMe, IBM and now uBiome is the next tech company to jump into the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market. The company started out with a consumer gut health test to check whether your intestines carry the right kind of bacteria for healthy digestion but has since expanded to include over 250,000 samples for everything from the microbes on your skin to vaginal health — the largest data set in the world for these types of samples, according to the

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That beluga whale certainly doesn't have legs. Here's what it does have.

That beluga whale certainly doesn't have legs. Here's what it does have.

Beluga whales aren’t hiding legs under their thick, rubbery skin. But a popular image of a surfacing beluga has for years created the curious illusion of a whale with legs and knees.  The image, which excites the web from time to time, has recently turned up again. These symmetrical, bone-like features surely aren’t legs, but they do serve an important purpose for the marine mammals, which naturally reside in frigid Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. SEE ALSO: Did a nor’easter whip

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