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The Complete Five

Over at Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur blogs about Complete Genomics and its deal to sequence five genomes for the Broad Institute -- one genome of a well-studied test case, and four from "tumor and matched-pair normals" to study glioblastoma and melanoma. MacArthur spoke with Complete's Geoff Nilsen about accuracy issues.

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