Navigenics’ lower-priced program to incorporate genetic risk data in patients’ annual medical checkup raises questions as to whether personal genomics firms should be broadly marketing their services to physicians.
Details of the deal are sparse, but the partners said they hope their research will lead to the development of genetic tests that can gauge patients’ predisposition to rare diseases and help target individuals most likely to respond to drugs made by MondoBiotech.
Short Reads: Feb 3, 2009
Broad Institute, Expression Analysis, Helicos BioSciences, University of Texas at Austin, Applied Biosystems, University of Georgia, ABRF, Genomatix, Illumina, Mondobiotech, 23andMe, Kapa Biosystems
BioArray Briefs: 2009.02.03
Cancer Research UK, Fluidigm, Fox Chase Cancer Center, BioDiscovery, Mondobiotech, 23andMe