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Samsung Electronics has received US Patent No. 7,638,274, "Polynucleotide associated with a colon cancer comprising single nucleotide polymorphism, microarray and diagnostic kit comprising the same and method for diagnosing a colon cancer using the polynucleotide." The patent claims a method of determining an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer in a human by identifying in a sample a nucleotide base at a specified polymorphic site.

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