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NEW YORK – Metagenomics technology company IDbyDNA announced Wednesday it has raised $20 million in a Series B financing round. Artis Ventures led the round, joined by Genesys Capital and other investors.

The firm said in a statement it will use the funds to enhance and expand its Explify software platform and to support the opening of a CLIA-approved commercial laboratory.

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