Data­bases Map Out Can­cer

Science Illustrated - - CANCER -

Huge pub­licly avail­able data­bases al­low sci­en­tists through­out the world to share their knowl­edge about can­cer. The data­bases con­tain in­for­ma­tion about how dif­fer­ent mu­ta­tions af­fect the can­cer cells, and how the cells’ thou­sands of pro­teins co­op­er­ate.

The ac­cu­mu­lated knowl­edge makes it pos­si­ble to an­a­lyse the can­cer be­hav­iour in de­tails, so sci­en­tists can com­bat the ag­gres­sive dis­ease and beat it, even if the can­cer cells de­velop new, die-hard char­ac­ter­is­tics.

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