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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (GenomeWeb) – Illumina announced yesterday that it has submitted more than 95,000 human genetic variants to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)'s open-access ClinVar database.

The variants were identified in individuals undergoing TruGenome predisposition testing or TruGenome undiagnosed disease testing at the company's CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory, Ryan Taft, senior director of scientific research, told GenomeWeb at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting.

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