Algorithms find genetic cancer networks

An interactive catalog of genetic mutations

The genetic profile of a given cancer can involve mutations of different genes in different patients. Dendrix, a powerful algorithm, can search enormous datasets for associations of genetic mutations, any one of might cause disease. Credit: Department of Computer Science

Researchers at Washington University in St., Louis, using powerful algorithms developed by computer scientists at Brown University, have assembled the most complete genetic profile yet of acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer. Findings are reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.