NEW YORK, Feb 20 - Lynx has signed research collaboration agreements with five academic research labs to develop its DNA microbead technology, the Hayward, Calif., company said Tuesday.

Lynx's technology, Megaclone, takes a sample of millions of DNA molecules and sorts it according to its sequence. Each different molecule binds to a microbead, with each bead able to hold up to 100,000 identical molecules. Fluorescent tags on each bead indicate how much of a particular DNA molecule is on the bead.  

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