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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Decode Genetics said today that it has licensed three genetic markers for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases to Celera.

The markers may be used to create lab tests for individual risks of heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, and type 2 diabetes, Decode said.

Under the agreement, Decode will receive an upfront payment and royalties from sales of testing products that use the markers.

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