Wilms tumor

By sequencing 72,501 individual kidney cells, researchers saw some shared transcriptional patterns in kidney cancers and developing or adult kidneys.

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Name: Peter Papenhausen
Title: National Director of Cytogenetics, Laboratory Corporation of America

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two new loci have been linked to elevated risk for a childhood embryonal kidney cancer called Wilms tumor, according to a study appearing online yesterday in Nature Genetics.

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