ICR, Wellcome Trust, Illumina Launch Clinical Genetic Testing Effort | GenomeWeb

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.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Nature this week: genetic link between birth weight and adult-onset diseases, and more.

Even with all the current enthusiasm for gene therapies, Tech Review cautions that they are mostly in the early stages of development.

DNA phenotyping puts a potential face to a suspect in a nearly 25-year-old murder, the AP reports.

Researchers discuss the need for antibody standards at a meeting, NPR reports.