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Molecular screening for new fusion genes in cancer

Gene fusions arising from translocations make an important contribution to the development of cancer. A new study uses high-throughput sequencing to characterize such fusions at an unprecedented level of resolution.

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Heim, S., Mitelman, F. Molecular screening for new fusion genes in cancer. Nat Genet 40, 685–686 (2008).

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