By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Start-up Blueprint Medicines today announced it has closed on a $40 million Series A round.

The round was led by Third Rock Ventures, and proceeds will be used to develop new cancer therapies using Blueprint's proprietary compound library and Insights-to-Validation platform that targets molecular drivers of cancer "and emerging resistance mechanisms unique to certain cancer patients," the firm said.

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