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NEW YORK – MedGenome has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to genotype hundreds of thousands of South Asian cohorts using a custom genotyping array. The personalized medicine company hopes to use the new array to inform new consumer and clinical tests, while also making it available to others for research.

"The limitation in South Asia has been that there are no genotyping array platforms that were optimized for large-scale genotyping," said MedGenome CSO Andy Peterson. "That seemed to be something we needed to fix, to serve as a foundation for all of our efforts."

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