Team Finds New Cancer Gene Fusions Using Paired End Sequencing | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A paper scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests paired-end transcriptome sequencing can identify previously undetected gene fusions — even in well-characterized human cancer lines — and offer clues about which fusions may drive cancer development.

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