NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Genetics announced today that it has signed an in-network provider agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Minnesota to provide access to its cancer diagnostics and genomic testing services to the healthcare network's 2.6 million members.

BCBS Minnesota is the largest health plan in the state, the company said in a statement.

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