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In NEJM this week, researchers from the US and Europe present findings from a study looking at the underlying genetic causes of hair-cell leukemia. The researchers performed massively parallel whole-exome sequencing of leukemic and matched normal cells from the blood of a patient with hair-cell leukemia, and found five missense somatic clonal mutations, including a heterozygous mutation in the BRAF gene that results in the creation of the BRAF V600E protein.

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