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Diagnosing Genetic Mutations - Virtual Tool, Pyromaker, Shows Promise

Cancer diagnosis and selecting the most appropriate treatment can be made easier by identifying genetic mutations through DNA sequencing. Present test methods for DNA samples, Sanger sequencing and pyrosequencing can sometimes produce complex results that can be difficult or impossible to interpret, however, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a free software program named Pyromaker, which can assist in accurately identifying such complex genetic mutations.
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