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LabCorp, Duke Launch Genomic Medicine Research Program

NEW YORK, June 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings said today that it has begun a partnership with Duke University to create the "Duke-LabCorp Scholars in Genomic Medicine" program.

 

In a statement, the company described the partnership as an "important new relationship" that will help it "expand its opportunities to offer new genomic tests."

 

Geoffrey Ginsburg of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy will lead the effort.

 

The company said that the goal of the collaboration is to develop a "commercial partnership" that will drive genomic tests into clinical practice "as rapidly as possible," but did not provide further details.

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