The Mayo Clinic is continuing its push into clinical sequencing with several new initiatives. Recently, it announced that it has teamed up with Cancer Genetics to form a commercial entity dedicated to developing products to better diagnose cancer, guide treatment, and predict outcomes. Additionally, the center has now opened a whole-exome sequencing service for patients with unknown diseases or advanced cancer, Gianrico Farrugia, who heads Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine, told Clinical Sequencing News.

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