This Week in Nature

In Nature Biotechnology this week, a group led by Foundation Medicine researchers report on a clinical cancer genomic profiling test that uses massively parallel DNA sequencing to help improve patient diagnosis. Using the sequencing technology, they characterized base substitutions, short insertions and deletions, copy number alterations, and selected fusions across 287 cancer-related genes from routine formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded clinical specimens.

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