NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers at Johns Hopkins University who published the first cancer sequencing study to validate the concept behind the NIH Cancer Genome Atlas project last week see promise in next-generation sequencing but caution that these methods still have limitations to overcome.   
 

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