Genetic Testing Firms Tout Underlying Bioinformatics Capabilities as Key Business Component | GenomeWeb

By Uduak Grace Thomas

Last week, Gene Security Network, a prenatal genetic testing firm based in Redwood, Calif. launched a non-invasive prenatal paternity test.

Separately, Everist Genomics, a biotechnology company based in Ann, Arbor MI, launched a real-time PCR-based test dubbed OncoDefender-CRC that identifies early-stage colorectal cancer patients that may be at risk of the cancer recurring following treatment.

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