Johns Hopkins and Kimmel Cancer Center s LigAmp Tool, US National Center for Biotechnology Information s dbSNP build 123 and HapMap, and Perlegen | GenomeWeb

Johns Hopkins’ department of pathology and Kimmel Cancer Center researchers said this week they had developed a molecular tool useful for pinpointing single mutations in particular cells surrounded by thousands more, the university said in a statement this week. The LigAmp tool “essentially filters background ‘noise’ caused by normal cells and reveals specific mutations,” the statement said.

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