NEW YORK, April 17- LifeSpan Biosciences has raised $19 million in a third round of private financing, the company said Tuesday.

LifeSpan of Seattle, plans to use the new funds to automate and enhance its high-throughput gene expression analysis technology, launch new disease and gene family databases, including a cancer database, and fortify its gene research programs.

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