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In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine report their use of whole-exome sequencing, followed by Sanger re-sequencing, to investigate 31 metastasizing uveal melanoma tumors, in which they identified inactivating somatic mutations in BAP1 on chromosome 3p21.1 in 26 — or 84 percent — of the samples.

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