NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As translational medicine and genetic- and genomic-based diagnostic tests proliferate, some core laboratories that usually support basic research are looking to move into clinical testing. While such a move may make sense for some labs, there are a number of issues that should be considered and addressed, and understanding how such clinical labs are regulated is chief among them.

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