SAN DIEGO--Aurora Biosciences announced a two-year collaboration in which it will allow the US National Cancer Institute use of its proprietary GenomeScreen technology to locate rare or low abundance transcripts in tumor cells. These transcripts often cause problems for traditional gene capture methods, and are obstacles to completing the sequencing of the entire human genome.

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