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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Israeli genealogy and consumer genomics firm MyHeritage said on Saturday that is has acquired River Road Bio, the owner and operator of Promethease and SNPedia.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

MyHeritage plans to offer Promethease free of charge through the end of this year and to maintain SNPedia as a free resource for academic and non-profit users.

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