The human genome was first mapped just a little over a decade ago. Its 3 billion bits of DNA are the pages of the human instruction manual. Read this great review featuring Eric S. Lander from MIT, Harvard, and the Broad Institute in Cambridge to see how far we've come and what the future of genomics holds.
The shape of cancer genomics may be a new calling card for 3D oncologic imaging. Studying the formation of cancer cell genomes could potentially provide more information about a patient's cancer than just focusing on genetic expression. Scientists at McGill University in Montreal are finding that the form of a cancer cell genome can even tell them what subtype of cancer a patient has.
Brain injuries affect roughly three in 1,000 U.S. babies born full-term. A report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics is helping to identify when these injuries occurred.
Looking underneath a mummy’s bandages used to require destroying the ancient specimen, which is not an attractive option with such precious remains. Of course, today’s imaging technology can peer inside a human body—mummified or not.
The ability to measure a tumor’s oxygen levels could help guide treatment decisions, and now, for the first time, a method to reliably and noninvasively take such measurements could soon be available.
An ex-radiology technologist accused of filing false mammography results has pleaded guilty to 10 charges of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery, as reported by ABC News on April 16.
Drug policy in the European Union could change in the not too distant future depending on a vote regarding a law proposed to discourage pharmaceutical companies from playing favorites when it comes to clinical trials.