By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pharmacogenomic testing startup Foundation Medicine has raised $25 million in a round of Series A financing led by Third Rock Ventures, the Cambridge, Mass.-based firm said today.

The venture financing will be used to develop clinical lab tests that will analyze tumor genomic and other molecular information in individual patients' cancers and link it to a base of clinical oncology data that can help physicians tailor their treatments, the company said.

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