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Genetics

20 April 2011

Genome sequencing, faster and cheaper

Genome-sequencing is getting cheaper and faster, and can eliminate the guesswork in treating cancer by offering personalised clues on how to best attack tumours, US doctors said.

Genome-sequencing is getting cheaper and faster, and can eliminate the guesswork in treating cancer by offering personalised clues on how to best attack tumours, US doctors said.

Two studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association detail how one patient's genome led doctors to a different, life-saving leukaemia treatment, while a second patient died but left her three children with potentially valuable information about their genetic future.

 

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