Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fifty genome sequences reveal breast cancer's complexity

If it had been that simple, science would have understood it decades ago. Previous generations of Biologists and Medical scientists did not have today's high-tech and associated expensive gadgets but they had efficient brains, original ideas, and ... time . (my grain of salt - no offense meant)
The above Circos plot is a visual representation of the genomic disruptions in one of the breast cancers studied. (Credit: Matthew J. Ellis, MD, PhD)

Fifty genome sequences reveal breast cancer's complexity: Decoding of ten trillion bases yields no simple patterns or silver bullets.
Reference: Ellis et al. Breast cancer genome. Presented April 2, 2011, at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando, Fla.

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