454’s GS20 Can Detect Mutations In Tumors Sanger Missed; Research Could Buoy Solexa, Helicos, Agencourt | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - At least two teams of scientists have been exploring the ability of 454 Life Sciences’ platform to detect mutations in tumors, testing the potential advantages of massively parallel sequencing over traditional DNA sequencing for this application.
 
In the short term, these studies might help decide whether the Genome Sequencer 20 platform will become part of the NIH’s Cancer Genome Atlas pilot project.
 

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