NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Newfound Genomics, a genetic research and genotyping services firm based in St. Johns, Newfoundland, today said that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Genesis Group that provides Newfound with the opportunity to commercialize certain discoveries from Memorial University in the field of human genetics.

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