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SeqWright to Offer HairDx Test Service

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SeqWright today said that it will be the exclusive genetic testing provider for Pharmagenoma's HairDx test, which evaluates a patient's responsiveness to hair-loss treatment finasteride.

Houston-based SeqWright runs a clinical lab that offers genetic testing. The firm also offers genomics services including next-generation sequencing.

SeqWright said that the test would enable patients to determine if treatment benefit outweighs the potential side effects associated with finasteride.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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