NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genotyping and genomic sequencing services provider SeqWright has received its clinical laboratory license from the State of California, which allows it to provide its genetic testing services to state residents, the company said today.

The company does not focus on developing and marketing such tests internally, and so it expects its role to be that of a support lab working with other companies using previously validated assays.

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