While sequencing technology is getting better and faster, it still isn't quite ready to be put to frequent use in the oncology ward, write the Wellcome Trust Center for Human Genetics' Danny Ulahannan and colleagues in a review in the British Journal of Cancer.

In the research setting, they note, there are still challenges in calling low-frequency variants that appear in cancer genomes as well as issues in identifying structural and copy-number variants.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

This Week in Nature

Electric DNA

This Week in Science

The Pair of Them

Sequencing to Go

In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.