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Transgenomic Pens R&D Collaboration With Disease-Advocacy Group

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 - Transgenomic said that a lay advocacy group will use its Wave system and MutationDiscovery.com portal to develop a test for a disease called pseudoxanthoma elasticum.

 

The disease, also known as PXE, resides on the ABCC6/MRP6 gene, which is a member of the ATP-binding cassette transporter family, according to the nonprofit group, PXE International.

 

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