NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The College of American Pathologists has provided accreditation for Decode Genetics' CLIA-registered DNA isolation and genotyping laboratory, the Icelandic firm said today.

Decode said that the lab processes its DecodeMe personal genome scans and risk-assessment diagnostic tests. The firm said that the CAP accreditation can be used to meet many state certification requirements.

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In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

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