A total of 301 colorectal carcinoma (CRC) archival samples were analysed using the amplification-refractory mutation system (ARMS). Each sample was examined to determine the mutation status of codons 12 and 13 of the K-ras oncogene. The results from direct DNA sequence analysis carried out on 30 of the samples differed from the ARMS result in almost 50% of… (More)
We have developed a novel double Amplification Refractory Mutation System (double ARMS) using a highly polymorphic region 5' to the human delta-globin gene as a model system. The double ARMS approach involves using two allele-specific ARMS primers simultaneously during DNA amplification by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The resulting system is highly… (More)
The name of one of the authors in the paper by Newton et al. [Acta Cryst. (2004), E60, o909-o910] is corrected.[This corrects the article on p. o909 in vol. 60.].