Rare Ovarian Tumor Sequencing Study Uncovers Recurrent Dicer Mutations | GenomeWeb

By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By sequencing the protein-coding repertoire or expressed RNA transcripts from more than a dozen rare ovarian tumors, a Canadian team has uncovered recurrent mutations in the microRNA-processing gene DICER1 — changes also found in a subset of other tumors involving primitive tissue types.

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