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Scientists unlock genetic code in major cancer breakthrough

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posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 11:48 AM
This just broke on and having lost a parent to lung cancer, I thought I'd share it with you all. Perhaps we are within sight of wiping out cancer once and for all...

London, England (CNN) -- The entire genetic codes of two common types of cancer have been cracked, according to scientists, who say the breakthrough could unlock a new era in the treatment of deadly diseases.

Scientists at the UK-based Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute catalogued the genetic maps of skin and lung cancer and have pinpointed the specific mutations within DNA that can lead to dangerous tumors.

Researchers predict these maps will offer patients a personalized treatment option that ranges from earlier detection to the types of medication used to treat cancer.

posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 12:15 PM
It's already been posted here. Just missed it Jaxon.....


posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 12:43 PM
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