SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb) – Singlera Genomics on Thursday presented data from a circulating tumor DNA assay it is developing for early cancer detection at the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting being held here.

The firm, which was founded in 2014 and has offices in La Jolla, California and Shanghai, China, is focused on analyzing methylation, which has previously been shown to be tissue specific and thus holds promise for early cancer detection since it could be used to trace tumor DNA to its site of origin.

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