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Monday, April 21, 2008

New York State Warns Consumer Genomics Services Firms about Offering Tests

The New York State Department of Health has sent warning letters to 23 firms involved in offering consumer genomics services and genetic tests to consumers, telling them that they need a permit to offer such tests and services. Among the firms that were sent letters were Navigenics, 23andMe, Affymetrix, Illumina, and HairDx. Iceland's DeCode Genetics, which offers a consumer genomics service and has been offering the test to New York state residents.

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Life Science and Informatics

What is this?
is this a new industry?
or a old wine in a new bottle?

Well Life Sciences and Informatics can be anything form computational biology, all omes and omics, core bioinformatics to curation and literature mining, database creation, in the area of biology, chemistry , bio-chem space.

There are number of companies in India and bangalore is the forefront as a major bio-cluster with 20 to 30 companies in this sphere.

now how good are these companies doing?
how good are they in terms of the international markets and how profitable is their business?
what do they do?
their clients?

These are some interesting things that could be discussed in this blog page...

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