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Personalized Genomics: The First Report of a Cancer Genome

Washington University recently completed a study that decoded the entire genome of a cancer patient. The patient, a woman in her 50s who died of leukemia, became the first cancer patient and the first woman to have her entire genome decoded. While the finding won’t help patients right away, the controversial project could open the door to entirely new approaches to treat cancer.