Biggest data set of cancer-related genes unveiled by scientists

07/24/2013 | Oncology Nurse Advisor online

The National Cancer Institute has developed a database of cancer-related genetic variations for use by researchers. "To date, this is the largest database worldwide, containing 6 billion data points that connect drugs with genomic variants for the whole human genome across cell lines from nine tissues of origin, including breast, ovary, prostate, colon, lung, kidney, brain, blood, and skin," said Dr. Yves Pommier. The data set will be available through the CellMiner and Ingenuity portals.

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