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Peter MacCallum Cancer Center Researchers to Use Agilent CGH Array Technology in Study

NEW YORK, April 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Agilent Technologies today announced that researchers at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center of Melbourne, Australia, will use its comparative genomic-hybridization microarray products in a three-year cancer study.

 

The researchers will use the human CGH arrays to study mesothelioma, a cancer found in the lining of the chest, the abdominal cavity and around the heart, usually caused by exposure to asbestos.

 

Financial details were not disclosed.

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.