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Enlisting a Computer to Battle Cancers, One by One

Enlisting a Computer to Battle Cancers, One by One | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"Once you decode a tumor’s genome, what’s next? Oncologists hope that IBM’s Watson will help them find drugs for patients’ particular brain cancer mix...


"When Robert B. Darnell was a graduate student in the early 1980s, he spent a year sequencing a tiny fragment of DNA. Now Dr. Darnell is an oncologist and the president of the New York Genome Center, where the DNA-sequencing machines can decode his grad-school fragment in less than a ten-thousandth of a second."

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The New York Times  |  Mar 27, 2014

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GeneGame: An App That Lets You Be the Scientist

GeneGame: An App That Lets You Be the Scientist | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

Researchers all over the world have collected vast amounts of data on cancer patients, from genetic information to drug treatment records to cell biopsies, and this information can be very valuable when working to develop new treatments. But the data pool is so vast that finding useful information can take an incredibly long time. Cancer Research UK has now developed a website, called CellSlider, to let the public click through actual microscope slides to identify cancerous cells; it took the public 3 months to analyze as much material as the organization's scientists can cover in 18 months. Building on that success, Cancer Research UK is preparing to launch an app, GeneGame, which will enable patients to analyze data on their smartphones in a fun, interactive setting. The data will then be sent back to scientists to use in their research at a much faster rate, perhaps hastening the development of a cure.

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BBC | Jul 18, 2013

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BBC | Jul 18, 2013