Researchers at the Blood Center Linz in Austria are betting on second-generation sequencing technology to improve tissue matching between donors and bone marrow or stem-cell transplant patients.

The researchers, who acquired a 454 Genome Sequencer FLX in May, say they eventually want to develop a sequencing method for routine use in HLA typing, which they say would be one of the first applications of 454's technology in medical care.

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