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Genome Digest

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 28, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Epigenetic Changes Can Cause Cancer

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 25, 2014

A transgene designed to attract methylation to the promoter of a tumor-suppressor gene leads to tumorigenesis in a mouse model. 

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A Multi-Cancer Diagnostic?

By Kate Yandell | July 14, 2014

Researchers report an ability to detect several types of cancer in blood samples based on signatures of immune response, but some are skeptical about the utility of such a test.

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Targeted Brain Cancer Vaccine

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 25, 2014

Mouse study demonstrates the ability of a cancer vaccine targeted against a specific oncogenic mutation to elicit a protective anti-tumor immune response. 

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Review: “What Lies Beneath”

By Ajai Raj | June 23, 2014

An exhibit at the newly opened SciArt Center in New York City showcases work that explores hidden worlds.

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Scientists generate tumor-targeting molecules that can be used for imaging and treatment.

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Genome Digest

By Tracy Vence | June 11, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Making Sense of the Tumor Exome

By Kerry Grens | May 18, 2014

An algorithm can pick out biologically and clinically meaningful variants from whole-exome sequences of tumors.

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Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities

By David Rubenson, Daniel S. Kapp, and Beverly Mitchell | April 11, 2014

Considering “targeted therapeutics” in the face of intra-patient heterogeneity. 

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Obesity Complicates Colorectal Cancer

By Tracy Vence | April 9, 2014

Study finds that prediagnosis obesity is predictive of poor prognosis, even among patients who have a molecular marker associated with better disease outcome.

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