FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--Genzyme Molecular Oncology here has received a US patent on its Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE) technology. The patent was issued to scientists at Johns Hopkins University from the laboratories of Kenneth Kinzler and Bert Vogelstein. The Genzyme division obtained an exclusive license to SAGE as a result of its parent company's acquisition of PharmaGenics last year.

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