Pathway Genomics plans to launch a number of genetic tests in several disease areas this year that will run on different next-generation sequencing platforms.

Last month, the San Diego-based company launched its first NGS-based test, called Hereditary Colorectal Cancer DNA Insight, that assesses a patient's risk for developing diseases such as Lynch syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, juvenile polyposis, MUTYH-associated polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, and PTEN-hamartoma tumor syndrome.

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