How the Cancer Genomic Atlas will work

How the Cancer Genomic Atlas will work

Summary: The Cancer Genomic Atlas will have a heavy information technology component as it crunches data to map the cancer genome.


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  • A committee will determine who has access to specific data on each sample.

  • One challenge with managing these genetic sequences is agreeing on data definitions.

  • If this plays out like the project to map human DNA the public database will lead to more commercial development for cancer-targeting drugs.

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