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In a news story, Brendan Maher reports on the focus on exome sequencing at the Cold Spring Harbor Biology of Genomes meeting. According to Maher, the International Cancer Genome Consortium will focus on sequencing exomes, or just the 1 percent of the genome that is known to code for proteins. However, some say that this could turn out to be a "piecemeal half-step, and not provide a full picture of the mutations that lead to cancer," he writes.

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