By Turna Ray

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. –
Genomic Health is planning to release a next-generation sequencing based research platform able to detect somatic mutations in 189 commonly mutated genes.

Speaking at the Personalized Medicine World Conference held here this week, Joffre Baker, Genomic Health's chief scientific officer, said that the company will make the platform available to its clinical and pharma collaborators in "several months."

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