This article has been updated from an earlier version to clarify the fact that the proposed test would be for prognostic, not diagnostic, use.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Orion Genomics has licensed exclusive, worldwide rights from the Johns Hopkins University to a gene that it plans to use in a test for early prognosis of colorectal cancer.

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