mutation

Rare Mutation Leads to New Insights into Melanoma

February 04, 2013
A study published recently in Science by Susanne Horn and colleagues is a noteworthy example of hypothesis-driven science done right. It exemplifies how seemingly obscure findings can lead to new...
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The Molecular Barcode of Cancer – Targeting Treatment to Patient

August 06, 2012
Understanding the molecular profile of a cancer cell can help physicians understand which drugs will be effective in treating the cancer.
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Very Personalized Medicine: Sequencing of Second Cancer Patient Reveals Potentially Significant Mutations

August 25, 2009
A new genetic screening process has helped researchers understand the genetic causes of cancer, such as how mutations accumulated in a person’s life can cause leukemia. The study shows that...
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Understanding The Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease: A Work In Progress

March 19, 2009
PET scans showing dopamine activity in a normal brain and a Parkinson’s patient’s before and after treatment with a therapeutic implant. More than a million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and...
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Why Mutations are Good

February 06, 2008
If you think mutations are just sinister events that create human flies and gigantic man-eating ants, you’re living in a ’50s B-movie. Though they sometimes cause big problems for the...
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