Results for Life, the education and advocacy branch of the American Clinical Laboratory Association, held a briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday to shine a spotlight on the value of genetic and genomic testing, and to explain the importance of funding genomics and biomedical research to lawmakers and staff members.

The event included Rep. Jackie Speier (D - Calif.), who praised genetic testing as having "saved many lives," and called for more research to develop new tests for more types of cancer and other diseases.

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