In a paper published online in advance in Nature, researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and elsewhere report on their whole-genome sequencing of retinoblastomas. "The overall mutational rate was very low; RB1 was the only known cancer gene mutated," the authors write.

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