NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies appearing online today in Science Translational Medicine suggest that kidney tumors stemming from exposure to a plant compound once used in Chinese medicine are characterized by both rampant somatic mutation rates and a distinct mutational signature that may help in their detection.

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