By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Michigan State University has won a $450,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation to conduct studies focused on gene expression in breast cancer tumors.

Because one of the most problematic aspects of breast cancer is the heterogeneity and genetic complexity of the tumors, which influences whether a tumor will or will not spread, this research will focus on tumor genetics, MSU said in a statement.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.