Journal Article

Cancer genome sequencing: a review

Elaine R. Mardis and Richard K. Wilson

in Human Molecular Genetics

Volume 18, issue R2, pages R163-R168
Published in print October 2009 | ISSN: 0964-6906
Published online October 2009 | e-ISSN: 1460-2083 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddp396
Cancer genome sequencing: a review

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A genomic era of cancer studies is developing rapidly, fueled by the emergence of next-generation sequencing technologies that provide exquisite sensitivity and resolution. This article discusses several areas within cancer genomics that are being transformed by the application of new technology, and in the process are dramatically expanding our understanding of this disease. Although, we anticipate that there will be many exciting discoveries in the near future, the ultimate success of these endeavors rests on our ability to translate what is learned into better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.

Journal Article.  3975 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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