NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Three main mutational signatures most often mark esophageal squamous cell carcinomas from China, according to a study published online today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Chinese researchers did whole-exome sequencing on matched tumor-normal samples from 90 individuals with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma from China's Taihang Mountains and whole-genome sequencing on samples from another 14 individuals.

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