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A study revealing widespread heterogeneity in somatic mutation and clonal selection in the human bladder is published in Science this week. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute performed targeted, whole-exome, or whole-genome sequencing on 2,097 healthy and diseased bladder microbiopsies from 20 individuals and discovered widespread positive selection in 17 genes.

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