NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators at the University of Minnesota described findings from a forward genetic screen aimed at uncovering mutations that drive the development of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors — a type of inherited or sporadically occurring sarcoma that affects cells from the Schwann cell lineage.

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