This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by the University of Queensland's Sean Grimmond presents data from an analysis of pancreatic cancer genomes, uncovering key events driving the development of the disease and pointing to potential biomarkers that may be used to patient responses to treatment. The researchers performed deep whole-genome sequencing of 100 pancreatic cancers and discovered disruptions to known and new genes that promote disease progression.

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