NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix recently decided to hand over ownership of its Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-compliant lab to direct-to-customer genetic-testing firm Navigenics as part of a strategy to refocus on being a platform provider.

The move comes as an increasing number of drug makers outsource their molecular diagnostic research needs to CLIA labs.

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