By Monica Heger

Pharmaceutical companies may be slow to adopt next-generation sequencing for drug development and clinical trials, but the technology's role is growing within that setting, according to discussions at the NGX: Applying Next-Generation Sequencing conference in Providence, RI, earlier this month.

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