A Tumor Project for Children

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced that it is planning to sequence the whole genomes of 600 pediatric tumors in collaboration with Washington University's Genome Center. GT's Ciara Curtin caught up with St. Jude's scientific director James Downing to talk about the project, which he says is "going fantastic."

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