Complete Genomics said this week that SAIC-Frederick, on behalf of the National Cancer Institute, will use the company's bioinformatics services to analyze genomic data from 50 pediatric cancer cases from several research centers as part of a nationwide study on pediatric cancer.

The company said that in addition to sequencing the 50 tumor-normal pairs, it will use its bioinformatics tools to identify mutations such as single nucleotide polymorphisms, insertions and deletions, copy number variations, and somatic variations.

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In PNAS this week: genomic study of group B Streptococcus evolution, selection on the X chromosome in great apes, and more.

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