Inferring human genomes at a fraction of the cost promises to boost biomedical research
A new method, developed offers game-changing possibilities for genetic association studies and biomedical research. For less than $1 in computational cost, GLIMPSE is able to statistically infer a complete human genome from a very small amount of data. It offers a first realistic alternative to current approaches, and so allows a wider inclusion of underrepresented populations.
Killing cancer by unleashing the body's own immune system
The body's immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular deception to avoid destruction by the body's immune system. Now, a researcher might have found a new way to help the body's immune system get past that deception and destroy the cancer.
Big data analysis finds cancer's key vulnerabilities
A new analysis of almost 10,000 patients found that tumors could be stratified into 112 subtypes regardless of the cancer's origin.