NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers from Yale University and the University of Brescia in Italy reported on protein-coding portions of the genome that are recurrently affected by somatic mutations or copy number changes in an aggressive endometrial cancer subtype called uterine serous carcinoma, or USC.

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