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News Release 06-083

A Better Algorithm for Detecting Cancer Genes

Process detects known cancer-related genes as well as new ones

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A gene chip

This array of blue and pink dots shows the results of a gene chip experiment comparing the gene-activity patterns in mouse tissue obtained from a skin mutant and a normal mouse. Bioinformatics researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory analyzed the ratios of genes turned on in mutant mice and genes turned on in normal mice.

Credit: ORNL Review

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