NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – InformedDNA announced on Monday a collaboration with NIA Magellan to offer an evidence-based genetics benefits program.

As the number of commercially available genetic tests and the inappropriate use of such tests grow rapidly, the collaboration "provides a critical solution by offering genetic testing guidance by independent genetics specialists to patients and physicians alike," St. Petersburg, Fla.-based InformedDNA said in a statement.

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