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New Tools for Studying Genetic Variation in Cancer

In cancer genomics, researchers are “really missing a lot of things by not looking for them in the right way,” says Shruti Iyer, a PhD candidate in the Genetics Program at Stony Brook University. In a recent talk in New York*, Iyer, who is pursuing her doctoral research in Dr. W. Richard McCombie’s lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, described how her lab is using targeted long-read nanopore sequencing to study previously undetected structural variants (SVs) with sensitivity and specificity of over 95%.

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