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A group at the University of Oxford has begun offering a sequencing-based cancer test that uses Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM — the first sequencing-based product developed under the UK's Stratified Medicine Program.

About a year and a half ago, the UK's Technology Strategy Board provided funding for six tumor-profiling projects, three of which were sequencing-based, with a total of £5.8 million ($9.4 million) under its Stratified Medicine Program.

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