By Turna Ray

Laboratory groups, genetics industry professionals, and diagnostic testing firms have expressed concern about the time and resources required to list information about their genetic tests in a public registry under development by the National Institutes of Health.

NIH, meantime, has extended the comment period for the registry through Dec. 23 in an effort to gather additional feedback.

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