NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of research centers led by the Institute of Cancer Research, London will partner with Illumina to launch a new sequencing-based testing program to analyze genetic mutations in cancer patients, the Wellcome Trust said today.

Funded with £2.7 million ($4.1 million) from the Wellcome Trust, the Mainstreaming Cancer Genetics program will incorporate Illumina's TruSight Cancer panel into clinical care as part of a three-year pilot project.

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