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Big data mining yields novel insights on cancer

Recent years have seen the rapid growth of large-scale biological data, but the effective mining and modeling of 'big data' for new biological discoveries remains a significant challenge. A new study reanalyzes expression profiles from the Gene Expression Omnibus to make novel discoveries about genes involved in DNA damage repair and genome instability in cancer.

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Figure 1: PCA of gene expression.

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Jiang, P., Liu, X. Big data mining yields novel insights on cancer. Nat Genet 47, 103–104 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3205

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