NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Sorenson Genomics said today it is expanding its laboratory facilities, boosting its staff, and expanding its genomics technology stock with new sequencers and sample-prep tools in a move to increase its DNA testing capacity by five-fold.
 
Sorenson said in a statement that it is expanding its capacity in order to meet “sharply increasing demand” for its DNA testing services.
 

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