July 14, 2015
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Agilent Technologies

Molecular Barcoding and NGS to Detect Somatic Mosaicism in Primary Tumors

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This online seminar outlines a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients. 

Ioannis Ragoussis, associate professor in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University, will discuss the study, which confirmed that somatic mosaicism was the cause of a rare cancer syndrome in four children. 

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