NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Thermo Fisher Scientific have announced a collaborative partnership that aims to identify cancer genetic mutations linked to Asian populations.

The collaboration plans to use Thermo Fisher's Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing platform to analyze retrospective samples from cancer patients with Asian ancestry. The goal is to identify mutational profiles and their differences from existing data of reference populations, which is primarily based on data collected from individuals of Caucasian ancestry.

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