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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Demonstrating how large-scale sequencing projects can be translated into clinical applications, a group of researchers in the UK has used sequencing data from 5,000 whole genomes, half of them from patients with blood or immune diseases, to develop a targeted NGS panel for heritable bleeding, thrombotic, and platelet disorders.

The assay, developed by researchers within the ThromboGenomics consortium, is being offered for free to clinicians within the UK's National Health System throughout 2016, and is run out of a lab at the University of Cambridge.

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