NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rosetta Genomics announced today that it will collaborate with the Moffitt Cancer Center on the development of a microRNA-based diagnostic for thyroid neoplasia.

According to Rosetta, between four and seven percent of the general population develops thyroid nodules, but fewer than 10 percent of these are malignant. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is routinely conducted to obtain tissue for biopsy, but analyses of these samples are often inconclusive.

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