This article has been updated with comments from a press briefing this morning.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Washington University in St. Louis and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis announced today that they are embarking on a large-scale sequencing project aimed at identifying genetic and epigenetic patterns in childhood cancers.

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