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NEW YORK – Forensic genomics company Verogen has acquired genomics database and genealogy firm GEDmatch for an undisclosed amount.

GEDmatch, based in Lake Worth, Florida, allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to search for familial links. Its database currently has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining up to 1,000 new users daily, the company said.

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