Decode announced last week that it had granted Celera non-exclusive worldwide rights to genetic markers for various cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

The deal will give cash-strapped Decode immediate access to an undisclosed sum in upfront payments, while Celera will gain access to gene markers that will complement and expand its cardiovascular disease-focused genetic testing service.

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