NEW YORK, April 13 - Recently, a number of genomics companies have announced bold new initiatives to use the genomics picks and shovels they market for their own drug discovery efforts.

But these companies may hit a drug discovery brick wall if they do not learn how to successfully negotiate the Food and Drug Administration approval phase, according to Attorney Edward Basile, a former FDA official who now heads the FDA practice group of Washington law firm King & Spalding.

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