Dr. Elías Campo comments for Nature Genetics two innovative works about the genomics of Burkitt lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma is an aggressive B-cell neoplasm initially recognized by Dennis Burkitt, a prescient surgeon working in Uganda in the middle years of the last century. Two studies in the last issue of Nature Genetics identify the landscape of somatic mutations in Burkitt lymphoma and highlight the pathogenic and clinical relevance of inactivating mutations of ID3. Dr. Elías Campo, Research Director of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Director of the Fundació Clínic, writes a news article in the same issue about this two works, in a section called News and Views. The IDIBAPS team he leads, Human and experimental functional oncomorphology, knows well about genetics of such diseases, as he is the co-director of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Genome Project.