This article has been updated from an earlier version with additional comments from FDA officials and industry stakeholders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Over the next decade, the US Food and Drug Administration will phase in its risk-based approach toward regulating laboratory developed tests, the agency announced today.

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