By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A UK firm founded three years ago is looking to shake up the BRCA testing market.

In mid-2010, NewGene, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, launched its next-generation sequencing-based BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing service for breast cancer in the UK. Initially, the test is being targeted to patients with a family history of breast cancer with a longer-term goal of developing it as a general screen for the disease.

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