NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Public research entities have been driving innovation in genomics research, especially in the newer fields of personalized medicine and synthetic biology, while private industry has taken the lead in the more mature next-generation sequencing space, according to a report released by IP firm Marks & Clerk today.

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