GAITHERSBURG, Md.--Gene Logic said last week that with its Reads technology it has identified 2,513 genes associated with heart failure, renal disease, infertility, and other disorders, and 1,794 genes associated with mammalian toxicity. The 4,307 genes hold value as targets for new drugs or crop protection products or as markers to predict toxic effects of new compounds, the company claimed.

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