By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium will use Roche's LightCycler 1536 in various cancer research projects, the company said today.

Ghent researchers will use the technology for multi-gene expression signature profiling on cancer research samples and for digital PCR for sensitive detection of mutant cancer cells in a background of normal cells.

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