NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vanderbilt University is partnering with GE Global Research to evaluate GE's cancer mapping technology for cellular insight into colon tumors.

The partnership, announced today and supported by a five-year, $3.75 million grant from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health, will test GE's automated platform that can probe and analyze up to 60 different disease biomarkers, including proteins and messenger RNAs, in a single tissue sample.

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