Tool May Lead To Genetic 'Scoring' [StarTribune.com]
Summary: Fair Isaac, the company behind credit scores (“FICO scores”) is going biotech. Using the same data mining and statistical techniques employed in its credit score, Fair Isaac has introduced its first commercial product to come out of its four year old bioanalytics division. FICO’s FlatPanel Diagnostics will allow veterinarians to test cats for multiple diseases based on a single DNA sample. Previously the vet would have to test for each disease individually. Fair Isaac hopes to use this technology to eventually develop diagnostic tools for humans that will both detect diseases and recommend the best treatment.
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Potentially impacted stocks and ETFs: Fair Isaac (FIC)
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