Full Genome Of Cancer Patient Decoded By Scientists

November 6, 2008

Researchers have made history as they have managed to decode the full genome of a cancer patient................Washington (ChattahBox) – Researchers have made history as they have managed to decode the full genome of a cancer patient.

The work was led by Dr. Timothy Ley at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and is being seen as a huge medical breakthrough.

This research is likely going to lead to new treatments, and a better understanding of the diseases.

They have also managed to discover new genes which cause the cancer to spread.

The patient in the study was a woman who died 2-years ago in her 50s.

She suffered from what is called acute myeloid leukemia, a deadly form of cancer.

In order to decode the entire genome, they used a technology known as high-throughput sequencing.

The study was published in the journal Nature.


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