Aiming to get a foothold in the emerging clinical next-gen sequencing market in Europe, GATC Biotech of Germany earlier this month launched a one-week diagnostic exome sequencing service designed to "meet the varied requirements of clinicians."

While the company performs the service worldwide under the European EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard, which it says is similar to the CLIA laboratory standards in the US, it does not currently provide clinical interpretation of the results, which it plans to add in the future.

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