This update includes a $5.7 million Series A financing announced by Dharmacon Research. Since GenomeWeb reported on the placement after the original deadline passed, the financing was not mentioned in the final tally. The update also removes from the list Applied Genomic Technology's $150 million placement. The article incorrectly listed the VC fund Applied Genomic Technology Capital as a genomics company. GenomeWeb regrets the error.

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