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Dec 7, 2005

DNA Chip To Diagnose Lung Cancer

DNA Chip To Diagnose Lung Cancer
DNA Chip Research, a company specializing in the development of DNA chips for medial diagnosis has announced that it has developed a prototype DNA chip for diagnosing lung cancer in collaboration with Chiba University.

This newly developed DNA chip for lung cancer carries about 1,300 genes related to lung cancer. Results of a recent study indicate that this chip can predict lymph node involvement in patients with lung cancer with accuracy about 85 percent of the time. Chiba University plans to evaluate the prototype by cooperating with medical institutions.

DNA chips come in three basic forms. The first type, which is also, the oldest type is called sequencing chips. With sequencing chips, short segments of are placed in a microarray. Target samples are then introduced to the chip and the segment that the sample hybridizes with determines the result.

The second variety of DNA chips is known as the expression chip. These are designed to determine the degree of expression of a certain genetic sequence by measuring the rate or amount of messenger ribonucleic acid being produced by the target gene.

The third type of chip is devoted to comparative genomic hybridization. It is designed to help clinicians determine the relative amount of a given genetic sequence in a particular patient.

It is not surprising tow watch the DNA-chip development process proceeding at a pace that it surprises even the most optimistic members of this fast-emerging industry. The only real questions are how they will develop and how quickly.


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