Scientists sequence genome of cancer patient

11/5/2008 | NYTimes.com · MSNBC

U.S. scientists sequenced the DNA of a woman who died from acute myeloid leukemia and identified 10 gene variations in the cancer cells that appear to play a role in activating the disease. The findings could be used to develop better cancer drugs and help physicians in making treatment decisions based on the genetic characteristics of cancer in patients, one of the researchers said.

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