Computational process zeroes in on top genetic cancer suspects


ICM Faculty Dr. Rachel Karchin and and Ph.D. Graduate Student Hannah Carter have been featured in the JHU Gazette for their work published in the August 15 issue of Cancer Research.

“Johns Hopkins engineers have devised innovative computer software that can sift through hundreds of genetic mutations and highlight the DNA changes that are most likely to promote cancer. The goal is to provide critical help to researchers who are poring over numerous newly discovered gene mutations, many of which are harmless or have no connection to cancer. According to its inventors, the new software will enable these scientists to focus more of their attention on the mutations most likely to trigger tumors.”

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