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November 11th, 2018 

 

Veterans Helping Veterans Conquer the 'Invisible Wound' 

 

Here is an alarming statistic: On average, 20 veterans take their own lives every single day. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a report that analyzed data from 2005-2016 and concluded that veteran suicide rates increased almost 26 percent during that time. On average, suicide rates for veterans were 1.5 times greater than for non-veteran adults.

 


October 23rd, 2018 

 

Startup Stories: TruGenomix Health 

 

TruGenomix Health is a precision genomics company developing solutions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by offering risk stratification tools with actionable insights. I spoke with Yusuf Henriques, veteran, founder and CEO of TruGenomix, about their technology and the importance of choosing the right co-founders.

 


May 1st, 2018

 

Illumina Accelerator Invests in Five New Genomics Startups 

 

Illumina Accelerator, the genomics-based company creation engine focused on building early stage genomics companies, welcomes five new startups to its seventh funding cycle. Since its inception in 2014, Illumina Accelerator has helped startups validate and create, next-generation sequencing applications and bring those products to market. During the six-month funding cycle, Illumina Accelerator offers the selected companies capital and access to capital, genomics and sequencing expertise, business coaching, as well as lab and office space at Illumina’s Bay Area campus.