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Framingham Genomics Medicine, a company founded with $21 million in venture capital and led in part by Fred Ledley, former CEO and president of Variagenics, plans to close its doors. Formed to organize data from the 52-year-old Framingham Heart Study, the company was forced to disband after Boston University and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute denied it access to the data.

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