NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina and private equity firms Warburg Pincus and Sutter Hill Ventures announced today that they have formed a consumer genomics firm called Helix, which has received financing commitments of more than $100 million.

According to the partners, they founded Helix to provide affordable sequencing and database services for consumer samples obtained through third-party partners. Customers will be able to manage their data and have access to a marketplace of on-demand applications provided by Helix partners in order to gain insights into the genomic data.

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