Perlegen formed a collaboration with an undisclosed electronic medical records provider and plans to mine its collection of clinical treatment and outcomes data to identify genetic markers and develop diagnostic tests that can help physicians personalize treatments for heart attack, breast cancer, hepatitis C, and nicotine addiction.

Perlegen said it will have exclusive access to 4 million patient records, from which it will identify subsets of records that meet inclusion and exclusion criteria for various discovery and replication studies to develop genetic tests.

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