NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Helicos BioSciences has joined the Personalized Medicine Coalition, the company said today.
 
“Living in an era where patients will have the opportunity to have their genome sequenced, it’s essential for us to join the discussion on how society will deal with this scientific breakthrough,” Patrice Milos, Helicos’ chief scientific officer, said in a statement.
 

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