A consortium of researchers in the UK plans to sequence the whole genomes of 50 patients with osteosarcoma, and the whole-exomes of 100 additional samples, in an effort to develop personalized blood tests for patients and identify novel genes involved in the disease.

The research is being funded by the Skeletal Cancer Action Trust, and involves researchers and clinicians from the University College London Cancer Institute, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.