By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A rapidly changing regulatory environment, slow adoption by clinicians, and the soft economy continue to be barriers to venture capital investments into the molecular diagnostics space, according to some VC investors and officials at MDx firms, with one venture capitalist calling the current environment one of the worst he's seen.

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