NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Yissum Research Development Company said today that it has received a $1.2 million investment from Aurum Ventures MKI to support its development of circulating cell-free DNA-based diagnostics for a variety of diseases.

The method Yissum plans to advance is based on the detection of methylation markers in circulating DNA, which can serve as biomarkers for specific disease states in the body.

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