This story was originally published May 15.

In one of the first published examples of Life Technologies' Ion AmpliSeq-Cancer Panel in the clinic, researchers from the University of British Columbia used the panel to interrogate two tumor samples from an unusual pediatric brain cancer case.

The researchers demonstrated that the technology could deliver results within three days of sample collection using only 10 nanograms of DNA. While the findings were not immediately clinically actionable, the team did uncover a rare mutation to the MET gene.

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