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In many areas of molecular biology there is a need to rapidly extract and analyze genetic information; however, current technologies for DNA sequence analysis are slow and labor intensive. We report here how modern photolithographic techniques can be used to facilitate sequence analysis by generating miniaturized arrays of densely packed oligonucleotide(More)
Applying a next-generation sequencing assay targeting 145 cancer-relevant genes in 40 colorectal cancer and 24 non-small cell lung cancer formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue specimens identified at least one clinically relevant genomic alteration in 59% of the samples and revealed two gene fusions, C2orf44-ALK in a colorectal cancer sample and KIF5B-RET(More)
Human papillomavirus positive (HPV+) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an emerging disease, representing a distinct clinical and epidemiological entity. Understanding the genetic basis of this specific subtype of cancer could allow therapeutic targeting of affected pathways for a stratified medicine approach. Twenty HPV+ and 20 HPV-(More)
The OECD has proposed five principles for validation of QSAR models used for regulatory purposes. Here we present a case study investigating how these principles can be applied to models based on Kohonen and counter propagation neural networks. The study is based on a counter propagation network model that has been built using toxicity data in fish fathead(More)
The predictive abilities of two-group classification models (CMs) are often expressed in terms of their Cooper statistics. These statistics are often reported without any indication of their uncertainty, making it impossible to judge whether the predicted classifications are significantly better than the predictions made by a different CM, or whether the(More)
Patients with BRAF mutation-positive advanced melanoma respond well to matched therapy with BRAF or MEK inhibitors, but often quickly develop resistance. Tumor tissue from ten patients with advanced BRAF mutation-positive melanoma who achieved partial response (PR) or complete response (CR) on BRAF and/or MEK inhibitors was analyzed using next generation(More)
The acute dermal and ocular effects of chemicals are generally assessed by performing the Draize skin and eye tests, respectively. Because the animal data obtained in these tests are also used for the development and validation of alternative methods for skin and eye irritation, it is important to assess the inherent variability of the animal data, since(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the possibility of distinguishing between eye irritants (I; EU risk phrases R36 and R41) and nonirritants (NI), by using in vitro endpoints of the hen's egg test on the chorioallantoic membrane (the HETCAM test) and the neutral red uptake (NRU) test. Prediction models were derived by applying binary logistic regression(More)
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