Maik Hüttemann, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular medicine and genetics in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, along with research associate Jeffrey Doan, Ph.D. and Ph.D. student Christopher Sinkler, are working to improve those odds by developing a screening technique for a gene that may be indicative of lung cancer. This patented platform technology utilizes probe ligation and rolling circle amplification to screen for any target gene in many different types of diseases.