NEW YORK, Aug. 7 – Lexicon Genetics of The Woodlands, Texas, said Tuesday its second quarter revenues rose to $3.5 million, compared with $2.6 million in the year ago period, as the company posted higher fees from collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotech companies and increased licensing fees for its gene targeting technology.

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