NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SynapDx this week said that it has received a "significant investment" from The Kraft Group that will support ongoing clinical development of its molecular diagnostic test for autism spectrum disorder. Lexington, Mass.-based SynapDx didn't disclose the amount of the funding from Kraft.

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