NEW YORK, Nov. 7 — Two genomics companies separately on Wednesday announced strides forward in identifying disease-linked genes. 

Iceland’s deCODE genetics said it had filed patent applications on 350 genes discovered through its population genomics database, and Interleukin Genetics, of Waltham, Mass., said it has discovered 89 novel SNPs not previously identified in public databases.

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