By Justin Petrone

AutoGenomics this month introduced an assay panel for mutations implicated in the development of familial Mediterranean fever.

The new assay, which is currently available for research use only, runs on the firm's array-based Infiniti system and provides multiplexed determination of 13 genetic variants common to more than 10 afflicted ethnicities of Mediterranean origin.

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