• Fetching DNA: Embark raises $4.5 million for canine version of 23andMe

    10 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Embark Veterinary , which provides a dog DNA test that screens for breed identification, traits, ancestry, and genetic disease risk, today announced funding of $4.5 million. Founder Collective led the round, with participation from SV Angel, Anne Wojcicki, and Bill Maris' new Section 32 fund, among others.
    The Boston-based startup claims to test for more than 160 canine health conditions, which include adult-onset blindness, heart disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, and gastrointestinal intolerance. According to Embark founder and CEO Ryan Boyko, one common difference between human and canine...
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