cancer genomics
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.
Making Cancer More Transparent
Making Cancer More Transparent
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2013
A decade into the age of genomics, science is generating a flood of data that will help in the quest to eradicate the disease.
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.
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.
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.
Non-coding Mutations May Drive Cancer
Non-coding Mutations May Drive Cancer
Dan Cossins | Jan 24, 2013
The majority of human melanomas contain mutations in a gene promoter, suggesting mutations in regulatory regions may spur some cancers.