Building on a shotgun sequencing strategy employed in the detection of fetal trisomy from maternal plasma, Dennis Lo's team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong has shown that whole-genome sequencing of a cancer patient's blood sample can detect both copy number alterations and single nucleotide variants present in the patient's tumor.

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