This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a group of German scientists reports new insights into the genetic basis of high-risk neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer that develops from nerve cells. By performing whole-genome sequencing of 39 high-risk and 17 low-risk neuroblastoma tumors, the group found that about 25 percent of high-risk tumors were associated with genetic rearrangements in a region of DNA located near the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene.

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