Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cancer Genetic Blue Print Revealed

3:26 PM by Lilian ·
Scientists say they have worked out the complete genetic blueprint of a cancer for the first time.

The Washington University team identified 10 gene mutations which appeared key to the development of the woman's acute myeloid leukaemia.

Just two of these had been linked to the disease before.

The sequencing technique, described in the journal Nature, could be applied to other cancers and aid the design of targeted drugs. Read more...


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