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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In PNAS this week: co-evolutionary signatures of insect hosts and bacterial symbionts, distinct transcript isoforms of high-grade ovarian cancer, and more.

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