NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Quest Diagnostics has licensed a biomarker for prostate cancer from Epigenomics, which it plans to use to develop a molecular diagnostic test for diagnosing the disease, Epigenomics said today.

The agreement gives Quest the rights to use the GSTP1 DNA methylation biomarker in order to both develop and market the diagnostic test, which will be performed using patient tissue samples.

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