NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Helicos BioSciences has been sending Jared Roach of the Institute for Systems Biology cDNA sequencing data  as part of the groups' early-access partnership, Roach told GenomeWeb News last week.

As part of the alliance, which is the first of its kind for Helicos, Roach and colleagues use the data for transcript enumeration, a method to study gene expression, in a prostate cancer project, Roach said. Details of the project are still confidential, but he said "early results are promising."

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