Thursday, 21 June 2012
NGS as diagnostic tool: "FDA discusses issues with regulating NGS disease tests"
NGS is a powerful tool for the discover of new disease genes. The evidences of its potential succesful application in the diagnostic field grows day by day, as well as grows the pressures of scientific and medical community on those institutions that have the role to decide on these issues. Recently the road to this goal seems to be even more short. Here we report the link to a post on GenomeWeb describing how the FDA is seriously considering the potential of NGS technology as a future diagnostic tool.
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