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Algorithms find genetic cancer networks

CCMB Ph.D. students Hsin-Ta Wu and Max Leiserson, working in Ben Raphael's group, use powerful algorithms to assemble the most complete genetic profile yet of acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer, in collaboration with researchers at Washington University in St., Louis and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).
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When the cell's two genomes collide

Animal cells contain two genomes: one in the nucleus and one in the mitochondria. When mutations occur in each, they can become incompatible, leading to disease.
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Brown Helps Win Genomics Challenge

A team of researchers led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, including members of William Fairbrother’s lab at Brown, has won the national CLARITY genomics contest, organizers announced in San Francisco Nov. 7.
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Brown awarded $1.5M for new Big Data tools

Eli Upfal and Fabio Vandin of the Computer Science Department, and Ben Raphael of the Computer Science Department and the CCMB at Brown University, from left, are developing Big Data analytical tools that make sense of large datasets and eliminate the noise of data errors.
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David Rand named AAAS fellow

David Rand along with fellow professors Barry Connors and Dian Lipscombe have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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HotNet is the heat-seeker of cancer

This summer, more than a hundred scientists from dozens of research institutions published a landmark paper that identified a single gene responsible for the most prevalent form of ovarian cancer.
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