NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and Phoenix Children's Hospital will team up to use genome sequencing to study the molecular basis of desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT), a deadly pediatric cancer.

The three-year project, funded with a $250,000 grant from the non-profit Hyundai Hope on Wheels organization, will fund genome sequencing efforts at the Center for Personalized Diagnostics at the Biodesign Institute and bioinformatic analyses of pediatric DSRCT tumor samples, ASU said this week.

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