By Monica Heger

As part of a pilot study that is aiming to use next-gen sequencing to help guide treatment for patients with rare cancer types, researchers have sequenced the whole genome and whole transcriptome of a non-smoker who nevertheless developed metastatic adenocarcinoma.

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