TRENDSPOTTER: Pharmacogenomics Charts a New--and Patentable--Horizon for Drug Discovery | GenomeWeb

Genomics research has generated a wealth of raw data on DNA sequencing and functional and structural genomics. This information may be used in basic research to better understand the molecular function of an organism or the genetic basis of a disease, and it has also caught the eye of the pharmaceutical industry. 

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