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The Next Step in Clinical Genetic Testing

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Start-ups are scrambling to develop methods for analyzing genetic information, but most of their efforts are directed at the research market. Only a handful of companies are seriously looking at improving the process in the clinical lab. Their biggest challenges: overcoming PCR's dominance and distinguishing themselves from competitors. The field can't really take off, however, until new applications of genetic tests show medical value.

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