Genomics vs. Cancer

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While cancer research never stays still for long, the past year saw major shifts in the application of genomic tools to the field. Last fall, The Cancer Genome Atlas published initial results of its first programs in glioblastoma multiforme; around the same time, the Tumor Sequencing Project Consortium reported its early findings from an international study of lung adenocarcinoma. On the technology side, next-gen sequencing continues to revolutionize the field as it has radically altered the types of questions scientists can ask of precious tumor samples.

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