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Quest Diagnostics and Ancestry DNA Collaborate
—MADISON, N.J., and LEHI, Utah, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, and AncestryDNA, the leader in family history and consumer genomics, are teaming up to help meet the rapidly growing consumer demand for genetic tests that provide insights into genetic ethnicity, origins and other factors. The new collaboration will allow AncestryDNA to scale its testing services and pave the way for new wellness offerings.
Under a new multi-year global collaboration, Quest Diagnostics and Ancestry DNA collaborate will provide genotyping test services, a service that today identifies and quantifies an individual’s ethnic origins based on results of DNA testing. In just over four years, AncestryDNA has grown to become the world’s largest consumer genomics provider, with more than two million consumer DNA samples in its database.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Quest Diagnostics to offer our consumer DNA test to more consumers around the world,” said Tim Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of Ancestry. “There’s an inherent human need to learn more about who we are as individuals and how we connect to the world around us. As the success of AncestryDNA has already demonstrated, the stories and revelations contained within our DNA can have incredibly meaningful, life-altering effects that change how we think about ourselves and our world.”
“People are very interested in their family history, and knowing one’s family health history is very important in helping us manage our health,” saidSteve Rusckowski, Quest Diagnostics President, and CEO. “Sharing our unique capabilities with Ancestry will help everyone learn more about themselves. We look forward to leveraging our tremendous expertise in genetic testing and information to offer the first-in-class experience to Ancestry and its customers.”
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