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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Vol.11, No. 3-4   July 2001
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Breast Cancer Researchers Use Gene Expressions

Using gene-expression profiling, an international group of researchers led by Jeffrey Trent (NIH National Human Genome Research Institute) has made it possible to distinguish between hereditary and sporadic breast tumors for the first time. Simultaneous microarray assessments of some 6000 genes within breast cancer cells revealed clear and unique differences in activity patterns, leading to a new test that shows exactly which genes are active in a tumor cell. This capability may have important implications for both diagnosis and treatment. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine 344(8), 539 48 (February 22, 2001).


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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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