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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Science Translational Medicine, researchers from the UK and the US have demonstrated the feasibility of doing blood-based 'liquid biopsies' using a targeted deep sequencing strategy that can uncover mutations in several genes using tumor DNA that is circulating in the bloodstream.

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