The Pair of Them

Matched tumor-normal pairs are necessary to reliably identify and interpret mutations found in patients' tumors to guide treatment, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Personal Genome Diagnostics.

However, as Julia Karow writes at GenomeWeb, many diagnostic labs only sequence tumor tissue and not matched normal tissue, often for reasons of cost.

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