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  • TEC17: Is the technology rapidly changing / improving?
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Is the technology rapidly changing / improving?

Authors: Pseudo169 Pseudo169, Pseudo90 Pseudo90, Pseudo154 Pseudo154, Pseudo98 Pseudo98

Internal reviewers: Patricia Harrington, Michelle O'Neill, Leonor Varela

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The technology itself is not characterised by a fast rate of development; the working principles of the tests have been known for a number of years and no breakthroughs are anticipated. However, given the research activities in the field of cancer genetics and genomics, it is likely that new applications of the same technology will be proposed in the future {19}.

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