NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Station X, a Redwood City, Calif.-based bioinformatics firm, has closed a second round of equity financing led by Runa Capital that included follow-on commitments from existing investors including Genomic Health.

The company said this week that it plans to use the $5 million raised in this round to expand its team and to push forward commercialization plans for GenePool, its software for storing, analyzing, and visualizing genomic data in translational research settings, diagnostic and pharmaceutical development, and clinical genome analysis.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.