NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dubai, UAE-based Eastern Biotech said today that it has signed an agreement to promote Decode Genetics’ DNA-based tests for diabetes and other diseases in the Middle East.
 
The firm, which also runs a clinical reference lab, said that it would offer Decode’s tests for assessing risk of type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, prostate cancer, glaucoma, breast cancer, and other tests currently under development by Decode.
 

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