NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – 23andMe has raised $250 million in funding, the consumer genomics firm announced today.

23andMe said it plans to use the money to grow its customer base, expand its therapeutics group, and invest in its genetic research platform. With this latest funding, 23andMe has raised $491 million from a range of investors, including technology and health science companies, angel investors, and venture capital firms.

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