NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of UK researchers have identified several different types of somatically acquired and germline mutations — including rearrangements, insertions, deletions, and copy number variations — in two lung cancer cell lines using one technique: massively parallel paired-end sequencing.
 

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