NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) —Institute for Systems Biology spinout Arivale plans to provide customers with personalized health recommendations based on a variety of molecular and lifestyle datasets, including their genome sequence.

The company, co-founded in early 2014 by ISB President Lee Hood, CEO Clayton Lewis, and ISB Associate Director Nathan Price, said today that it raised $36 million in a Series B funding round that was led by venture firms Arch Venture Partners and Polaris Partners. Maveron, which led Arivale's $3 million Series A round, also participated in the latest round.

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