NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the National Cancer Institute have sequenced the protein-coding portions of the NCI-60 human cancer cell line genomes, using the data to look for genetic contributors to drug response in the well-characterized cell line panel.

As they reported online today in Cancer Research, the researchers initially used whole-exome sequence data for the 60 cancer cell lines to put together a list of mutations suspected of being cancer-specific.

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