NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of Ontario researchers used a computer algorithm to come up with a new six-gene expression signature for predicting survival in non-small cell lung cancer that they subsequently validated in four datasets.

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