Illumina and DeCode Genetics this week announced that they plan to co-develop and commercialize DNA-based diagnostics in several major disease areas.

According to the firms, the partnership will use Illumina's platform for high-multiplex SNP-genotyping to develop diagnostics for gene variants that DeCode has shown to be risk factors for developing diseases such as type II diabetes, myocardial infarction, and breast cancer.

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King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

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