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Researchers Sequence Cancer Genome

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Researchers Sequence Cancer Genome

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Researchers Sequence Cancer Genome

Researchers Sequence Cancer Genome

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A genetics team sequenced DNA from both cancerous and normal tissue from a patient with the white blood cell cancer. The researchers then compared the two sequences to identify 10 mutated genes that appear to be associated with the formation of the cancer.

Timothy J. Ley is a professor of medicine in the Oncology Division at Washington University and the lead author of the cancer study.