Attack on Cancer


By John S. MacNeil and Meredith W. Salisbury


As the second leading cause of death in the United States, small wonder that cancer is also at the top of the list of many institutes’ funding priorities — or that research in the field continues to grow at an extraordinary rate. In response, the genomics world has shown the tremendous range of systems biology by taking virtually every tool at its disposal and aiming it at defeating this disease.

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