NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two forms of a rare subgroup of acute lymphoblastic leukemia form through chromothripsis, or catastrophic chromosome shattering, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and elsewhere reported in Nature yesterday.

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