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Defining Cancer's Genetic 'Support Network'

February 15, 2008

biology graphic Researchers at Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy have developed a new method that essentially does for the genetic pathways underlying cancer what social networking Web sites can do for people: It finds the connections among them. Full Story

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