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Correlagen Diagnostics last month launched a genetic test that detects hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an inherited disease that is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death among children and young adults.
 
The HCM test, based on bidirectional sequence analysis, is available as a homebrew test. According to Correlagen, the US Food and Drug Administration has determined that a nod from the agency is not necessary to market the test.
 

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