SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – The 31st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference kicked off here yesterday with several life science tools and diagnostic firms making presentations to investors and other attendees.

The following are capsules from the presentations and breakout sessions of Myriad Genetics, Bruker, Genomic Health, Qiagen, and Waters.

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