Researchers sequence all genes in a cancer-cell database

The latest map of all the genes involved in a set of tumor cells exposes which mutations drive cancer and how to possibly treat them.

The Human Genome Project provided the first glimpse of the power of genetic maps, and ever since, sequencing the DNA code of not just people but also tissues like tumors has become an invaluable tool in medicine. Laying out the biological code that instructs a fertilized egg to mature into the cells, tissues, organs and body systems that define a human being has led to important discoveries about how we get sick when those directions go awry.

Read the full article here: Mapping Cancer: Largest Set of Tumor Genomes Could Lead to Better Anticancer Drugs


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