NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The New York State Department of Health has approved Response Genetics to market and report results from its ResponseDX tests to residents of the state, the company said today. 

The New York approval follows a two-day inspection of Response Genetics' CLIA laboratory in September. 

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