NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NanoString Technologies today announced it has secured the option to exclusively license a 186-gene signature from the Broad Institute that may be useful in determining the prognosis of patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma, or HCC.

In addition to potentially being useful for HCC, the gene signature may also help determine the prognosis of patients with hepatitis C-related early stage cirrhosis.

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Nick Stockton at Wired says that a pause in studying genome-editing tools should be used to find a path forward.

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