By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix today announced a collaboration with the Broad Institute to chart the genomic changes in more than 20 cancer types as part of the Broad's work on The Cancer Genome Atlas.

About 13,500 cancer samples will be processed on the Affymetrix Genome-wide Human SNP 6.0 Array as part of the partnership. Copy number variation and somatic events will also be studied using the array, as will determining the loss of heterozygosity.

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