NCI Purchases Illumina BeadLab for Cancer Genotyping Studies

The National Cancer Institute has purchased genotyping instrumentation from Illumina for its Advanced Technology Center core genotyping facility in Gaithersburg, Md., the company said last week.

The facility plans to use the BeadLab station initially for research into the genetics of breast and prostate cancer and will support the NCI's Cancer Genetic Markers of Susceptibility initiative.

NCI researchers plan to genotype approximately 15,000 loci for each of more than 6,000 DNA samples.

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