MONTREAL--Procrea Biosciences, a reproductive medicine company known for offering paternity testing, genetic counseling, and infertility treatment at its clinic here, is venturing into functional genomics.

According to Patrice Hugo, vice president, research and development, Procrea intends to address the bottleneck that biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies face in identifying which gene is related to which disease.

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