NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Personal genomics firm Helix announced today that it has secured the first close of a series B financing round that will bring in an anticipated $200 million.

DFJ Growth led the funding round, which included participation from all of Helix's founding investors including Illumina, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Mayo Clinic, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Warburg Pincus. Barry Schuler, Partner at DFJ Growth and former CEO of America Online, will join Helix’s board of directors.

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