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Gene Express Joins Personalized Medicine Coalition

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gene Express said today that it has become a member of the Personalized Medicine Coalition, a group that aims to promote policies that will benefit medicine aimed at diagnosing and treating disease and illness based on an individual’s unique genetic requirements.
 
The non-profit group includes members from industry, academic medical centers, non-profit research entities, patient advocacy groups, and others.
 

David Lester, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development of Toledo, Ohio-based Gene Express, also was selected join the PMC’s public policy committee.

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