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Registered report: Melanoma genome sequencing reveals frequent PREX2 mutations


Chroscinski, D and Sampey, D and Hewitt, A, Registered report: Melanoma genome sequencing reveals frequent PREX2 mutations, E-life, 3 Article e04180. ISSN 2045-5267 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.7554/eLife.04180


The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology seeks to address growing concerns about reproducibility in scientific research by conducting replications of 50 papers in the field of cancer biology published between 2010 and 2012. This Registered Report describes the proposed replication plan of key experiments from "Melanoma genome sequencing reveals frequent PREX2 mutations" by Berger and colleagues, published in Nature in 2012 (Berger et al., 2012). The key experiments that will be replicated are those reported in Figure 3B and Supplementary Figure S6. In these experiments, Berger and colleagues show that somatic PREX2 mutations identified through whole-genome sequencing of human melanoma can contribute to enhanced lethality of tumor xenografts in nude mice (Figure 3B, S6B, and S6C; Berger et al., 2012). The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology is a collaboration between the Center for Open Science and Science Exchange, and the results of the replications will be published by eLife.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Reproducibility Project, Cancer Biology, cancer genomics, cell biology, driver mutations, human biology, medicine, melanoma, methodology, mouse
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hewitt, A (Professor Alex Hewitt)
ID Code:113127
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-12-14
Last Modified:2016-12-14

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