By Monica Heger

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are currently evaluating different sequencing platforms and capture methods to use in molecular diagnostics, with the aim of having their first sequencing-based test ready within the next year.

Nicole Hoppman-Chaney, a fellow in clinical cytogenetics at the Mayo Clinic, told In Sequence that the researchers expect their first sequencing-based test to be for the diagnosis of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes.

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