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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Personalized Wellness firm Arivale has suspended its direct-to-consumer business, stating on its website that the genetic, microbiome, and other lab tests involved in its coaching and monitoring service remain too costly for its business model to succeed at this time.

The timing is abrupt, considering that the company was anticipating a new study describing results in 2,500 participants, which it said has now been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.

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