While genomics may be inching toward the clinic, from a business perspective, the research end-market remains the prime target for most entrepreneurs in the space, writes Art Wuster at his Sequenomics blog.

Wuster looked at 72 firms listed on the technology company database Crunchbase, all of which received at least some third-party funding, and found that 38 were companies with customers in research laboratories or in other genomic firms.

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