NEW YORK, Dec 29 – Framingham Genomics Medicine, which planned to assemble, analyze, and sell data from the 52 year-old Framingham Heart Study, will disband after Boston University and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute denied it access to the data, the university said Friday.

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