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Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma or Serum II

Edited by Edited by Y.M. Dennis Lo and Rossa W.K. Chiu (Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China) and Philip J. Johnson (Department of Clinical Oncology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
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Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma or Serum II

Published: October 2001

Volume 945

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The biology and diagnostic applications of circulating nucleic acids have gained research momentum in the last few years. In particular, tumor-derived DNA in the plasma/serum of cancer patients has shown promise for the diagnosis and monitoring of many types of cancer, and the discovery of fetal DNA in maternal plasma/serum opens up new possibilities for non-invasive prenatal genetic analysis. This volume reviews and summarizes the latest research findings regarding the origin, release, clearance and possible functionality of circulating nucleic acids, and points toward future developments in the field.

This volume is out of print.