Elaine Mardis and her colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis sequenced the genome of a man with acute myeloid leukemia using Illumina's Genome Analyzer II and identified 64 mutations, according the report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Of those, 12 were somatic mutations in coding regions and 52 were somatic point mutations in conserved or regulatory regions.

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