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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Clinical genomic testing company Variantyx has received a $7 million investment from Israeli firm Pitango Venture Capital.

Pitango, based in Herzliya, said today that the funding round is part of its new Pitango HealthTech Fund, which the firm aims to close at $150 million.

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