NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The proprietary collections of genetic testing data amassed by US diagnostics companies effectively give them competitive advantages and can negatively impact the testing market and make it harder for doctors to interpret patient results, according to a paper published today in the online edition of the European Journal of Human Genetics.

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