NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing information firm NextGxDx announced on Tuesday that is has raised $1 million in a private round of financing.

NextGxDx closed on the angel-funded, convertible note round and met its capital goal with the Series A2 financing, the Nashville, Tenn.-based company said.

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