A team from the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America present on a strategy and sample preparation protocol for characterizing copy number profiles and finding translocations in tumor samples with the help of long-insert whole-genome sequencing — a scheme that they demonstrated using matched tumor-normal samples from individuals with several cancer types.

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