NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Some of the tumors that form in individuals with germline mutations affecting just one copy of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes may be more apt to respond to DNA-damaging treatments if the remaining copy of BRCA1/2 becomes impaired through loss of heterozygosity (LOH), new research suggests.

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This webinar will discuss a molecular barcode-based error correction method that enables combined mutation detection and DNA copy number profiling through circulating tumor DNA sequencing.