NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Amid growing evidence pointing to the prognostic potential of microRNAs in circulating tumor cells (CTCs), researchers from GENYO — the Pfizer-University of Granada-Junta de Andalucía Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research in Spain — reported this month a technique for detection of the small, non-coding RNAs in CTCs using in situ hybridization.

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