Cancer research has benefitted greatly from the sequencing of the human genome, Big Think says. Initiatives like the Cancer Genome Atlas, which systematically maps key genomic changes in various types and subtypes of cancer, are part of the information boom the cancer research field has experienced in recent years. At a panel discussion of cancer researchers organized by Big Think, National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus said the full picture of how genetics and genomics have changed how we think of cancer is "really very dramatic and quite wonderful."
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