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Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine have published "the world's largest collection of genetic data on childhood cancers," reports BBC News' Emily Selvadurai. The researchers, who formed the US Pediatric Cancer Genome Project in 2010, mapped the whole germline genomes and cancer genomes of 260 pediatric cancer patients in an effort to find all the differences between their germline and tumor DNA.

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