The Translational Genomics Research Institute has opened a CLIA lab and is working to validate whole-genome, exome, and transcriptome sequencing protocols on the Illumina HiSeq 2500, Clinical Sequencing News has learned.

On a recent visit to the Phoenix, Ariz.-based laboratory, researchers there told CSN that the institute is focused on driving clinical adoption of sequencing by demonstrating both the clinical utility and cost benefits of the technology for use in guiding cancer treatment and in diagnosing rare disorders.

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