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By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Even before whole-genome sequencing becomes a reality in the clinical setting, one Los Angeles-based firm is betting its future on the promise of the technology.

To hear Existence Genetics Founder and CEO Brandon Colby tell it, whole-genome sequencing is only two years away from widespread clinical applicability, and when that day arrives, Existence will be ready to pounce on the market opportunity.

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