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Gene analysis services expand in health-conscious Asia

Hong Kong-based startup Prenetics enters mainland China market

Hong-Kong based Prenetics generates reports showing information on people's constitutional makeup, such as tolerance of and reaction to alcohol and caffeine. (Photo courtesy of Prenetics)

HONG KONG -- Gene analysis services to examine the constitution of human bodies and the potential spread of disease are expanding in Asia.

Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based startup which has been providing gene analysis services in Southeast Asia, Europe and other markets, began operations in mainland China in April. Meanwhile, Chinese genetics testing provider 23Mofang, based in Chengdu, has raised a large amount of funding to expand its business.

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