NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ambry Genetics and Ionis Pharmaceuticals affiliate Akcea Therapeutics have launched a new genetic testing program called hATTR Compass, which will provide no-cost, confidential analyses and genetic counseling to people with suspected hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis.

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