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Othman Laraki, the CEO and co-founder of Color Genomics, tells Barron's Penta that what his firm is doing differs from that of other genetic testing companies in that it is not following the direct-to-consumer model and offers a clinical product. As Penta notes, Color currently offers a saliva-based test of genetic variants linked to risk of cancers like breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer, as well as to heart disease and medication response.

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