By Julia Karow

This article was originally published January 13.

As part of its Cancer Discovery Initiative, Illumina is validating genes discovered by sequencing ovarian and gastric cancer samples in larger sample sets and expects to have results for ovarian cancer in the latter half of the year, according to a company executive. It has also embarked on a third cancer type, colorectal cancer.

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