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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Fresh off a $225,000 grant from the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, a group led by Weill Cornell Medicine and the New York Genome Center researchers has developed a whole-genome sequencing assay to track cumulative patterns of genetic mutations in a patient's bloodstream. The researchers believe the assay could eventually be used to assess minimal residual disease status in patients after tumor resection.

The team has also begun to commercialize the test to look at cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in patients as part of a spinout led by Weill Cornell and NYGC.

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