Empire Genomics has discovered a genetic mutation that early studies suggest might be linked to increased response to a class of drugs called proteasome inhibitors.

If Empire can successfully develop a test that gauges this mutation and can predict which patients will respond to proteasome inhibitors, such as Velcade, such a diagnostic could help doctors personalize treatment for multiple myeloma patients.

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