cancer gene expression
Hundreds of Inherited Gene Variants Contribute to Cancer
Hundreds of Inherited Gene Variants Contribute to Cancer
Abby Olena | Apr 5, 2018
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers find more than 850 rare, heritable genetic alterations that can predispose humans to cancer.
Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist
Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
At the University of California, Santa Cruz, the researcher combs the cancer genome, looking for weaknesses.
Peter Nowell, Co-Discoverer of the Philadelphia Chromosome, Dies
Peter Nowell, Co-Discoverer of the Philadelphia Chromosome, Dies
Diana Kwon | Jan 9, 2017
The tumor biologist’s landmark discovery provided the first clear evidence that genetic mutations could lead to cancer, and gave rise to a crucial cancer drug.
Pulling It All Together
Pulling It All Together
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2016
Systems-biology approaches offer new strategies for finding hard-to-identify drug targets for cancer.
Another Genetic Cause of Venous Malformations Found
Another Genetic Cause of Venous Malformations Found
Catherine Offord | Mar 31, 2016
Mutations in a cancer gene could account for some cases of disfiguring blood vessel abnormalities, scientists show.
Models of Transparency
Models of Transparency
Joan K. Heath, Richard White, Kirsten C. Sadler, David Langenau | Apr 1, 2013
Researchers are taking advantage of small, transparent zebrafish embryos and larvae—and a special strain of see-through adults—to understand the development and spread of cancer.
A Brighter Beacon
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.
Combing the Cancer Genome
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2012
A guided tour through the main online resources for analyzing cancer genomics data
Secrets of Breast Cancer Resistance
Tia Ghose | Jan 4, 2012
A new study shows that breast cancers that become resistant to hormone therapy have different patterns of estrogen receptor binding.
Prime Time for Digital PCR
Kelly Rae Chi | Dec 1, 2011
A rundown of tools on the market and in development