cancer genomics
Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy
Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy
Kerry Grens | Sep 13, 2015
Some doctors advise shoppers to be skeptical of a newly marketed cancer diagnostic.
Making Sense of the Tumor Exome
Making Sense of the Tumor Exome
Kerry Grens | May 18, 2014
An algorithm can pick out biologically and clinically meaningful variants from whole-exome sequences of tumors.
Watson Challenges Cancer
Watson Challenges Cancer
Kerry Grens | Mar 20, 2014
The IBM supercomputer, famous for its game show performance, will aid in cloud-based analyses of genomic data.  
Retracing Steps
Retracing Steps
Aimee Swartz | Nov 11, 2013
Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.
Bacterial DNA in Human Genomes
Bacterial DNA in Human Genomes
Ed Yong | Jun 20, 2013
A new study finds strong evidence that bacteria can transfer genes into human genomes, especially in cancer cells.
Identifying Spurious Cancer Mutations
Identifying Spurious Cancer Mutations
Dan Cossins | Jun 19, 2013
Researchers reveal why analyses of cancer-causing mutations are riddled with false positives and demonstrate a new approach that eliminates the problem.
Week in Review: April 8-12
Week in Review: April 8-12
Jef Akst | Apr 12, 2013
Hot topics from the AACR meeting; the ongoing debate about pesticides’ effects on bees; a treasure trove of baby dinos; conservation on social media
Sequencing Cancer
Sequencing Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 9, 2013
This month’s AACR attendees, including National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, discuss new approaches to cancer research using whole genome sequencing.
Up, Up, and Array
Up, Up, and Array
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2013
By scrutinizing gene expression profiles instead of individual oncogenes, Todd Golub launched a powerful platform for diagnosing, classifying, and treating cancer.
Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow
Cancer Clinical Trials of Tomorrow
Tomasz M. Beer | Apr 1, 2013
Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.