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Ambry Genetics and GE Healthcare, who each released a new 26-gene sequencing service last week, have disclosed that both of their new services are based on Illumina's TruSight Tumor panel for somatic variant detection in solid tumors on the MiSeq platform.

Cynvenio Biosystems expects to gain CLIA certification this year for its circulating tumor cell recovery technology and sequencing service using the Ion Torrent PGM, which the company is already performing for several academic and pharmaceutical industry customers in the research

The University of Washington and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance announced earlier this month that they are offering a new cancer sequencing service, called UW-OncoPlex, that targets hotspot regions and exons of 194 genes.

By Monica Heger
This story was originally published Nov. 22.

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