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The emergence of cancer genomics in diagnosis and precision medicine

Rapid progress in the molecular characterization of cancer genomes has been enabled by technology and computational analysis, and large databases now exist. Novel cancer therapeutics have resulted that more precisely target the vulnerabilities revealed by genomic analysis. Emergent efforts that link the two, using machine learning approaches and circulating DNA from cancer cells, are furthering cancer diagnosis and precision medicine.

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Mardis, E.R. The emergence of cancer genomics in diagnosis and precision medicine. Nat Cancer 2, 1263–1264 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43018-021-00305-6

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