NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – JumpStart, a non-profit venture development organization based in Cleveland, said on Tuesday it is committing $250,000 to GenomOncology, an Ohio-based startup developing tools and software for analyzing genomic sequencing data for clinical applications.

GenomOncology's technology is designed to detect and analyze genetic mutations, and the Westlake, Ohio-based company plans to be a one-stop shop for analyzing large volumes of data and turning it into useful information for clinicians, said JumpStart.

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