By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Population Genetics today announced the closing of a Series B financing round that brought in $5.7 million.

The funds will be used to complete validation of the company's technology, "setting the stage for a future major financing aimed at making that technology broadly available," the UK-based firm said in a statement.

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