NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Veracyte today priced its initial public offering of 5 million shares at $13 per share.

The South San Francisco, Calif.-based firm is expected to begin trading today on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "VCYT." It will realize gross proceeds of $65 million from the offering, though the underwriters of the IPO have a 30-day option to purchase 750,000 additional shares to cover any over-allotments.

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