NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – British genomics analysis startup Congenica and San Diego-based sequencing informatics firm Edico Genome are partnering to offer their products as a technology bundle. Together, they hope to help laboratories and hospitals accelerate the movement of genomics from sequencing to diagnosis of inherited diseases.

The partnership also will help Cambridge-based Congenica expand its presence in the US.

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