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Good Start Genetics repays Massachusetts accelerator loan

Good Start Genetics Inc., which earlier this month raised $18 million in venture financing, has repaid its debt to the Commonwealth in full, or at least until next tax season. The Boston-based company, which is developing a pre-pregnancy genetic test designed to screen for a panel of genetic disorders, won a $500,000 "accelerator" loan from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center in April 2009. It's the first of the seven companies to receive the state's assistance to pay off its loan.