NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Consumer genomics firm Genos announced yesterday named four of its research partners, which are using the company's newly launched whole-exome sequencing platform in various projects and clinical studies.

For $499, individuals can have their exomes sequenced from a saliva sample, then explore their genetic profiles online. Customers can also choose to share their data with academic and commercial researchers in exchange for compensation.

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