NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics and the University of California, San Francisco today announced a collaboration to develop diagnostic tests to advance precision medicine.

The alliance will initially take aim at autism, oncology, neurology, and women's health, and has as its underlying goal to enable "holistic and integrated diagnostic solutions that close gaps in care or enable new clinical value."

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