NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Alliance Global today said that it has signed an agreement with Amgen to provide cancer mutation testing in certain countries in the Middle East and Africa.

The partners have established a program to provide next-generation sequencing-based screening to identify colorectal cancer patients who have mutations in the RAS family of genes. They will utilize Illumina's MiSeqDx platform in screening the patients.

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