NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Consumer DNA testing firm Gene by Gene today announced the acquisition of bioinformatics firm Arpeggi for an undisclosed amount.

The deal, Gene by Gene said, will accelerate "an innovative suite of more affordable genetics testing and diagnostics services available to consumers, researchers, and healthcare providers."

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