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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
Kerry Grens | May 18, 2014
An algorithm can pick out biologically and clinically meaningful variants from whole-exome sequences of tumors.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tomasz M. Beer | Apr 1, 2013
Advances in genomics and cancer biology will alter the design of human cancer studies.