NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics today announced an exclusive, worldwide licensing deal with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for a genetic test to improve donor matching in bone marrow transplants.

Under the terms of the deal, Insight will license from St. Jude's the KIR/KIR-Ligand Assay, which Insight said has been shown to prevent the recurrence of cancer in transplant recipients and to reduce the risk of death following bone marrow transplantation by about 60 percent.

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