Fusion transcript

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Fusion transcript is a chimeric RNA encoded by a fusion gene[1] or by two different genes by subsequent trans-splicing.[2][3] Certain fusion transcripts are commonly produced by cancer cells, and detection of fusion transcripts is part of routine diagnostics of certain cancer types.


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