NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – When Karen Kaul joined the NorthShore University HealthSystem in 1992 to establish a molecular diagnostics lab, she brought with her two lab technicians. She can count the conditions she tested for that first year on one hand: tuberculosis, cytomegalovirus infections, and T-cell and B-cell gene rearrangements for diagnosing lymphomas and leukemias.  

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