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Making a Splash: Researchers Apply Face-Detection Technology to the Study of Genes

Taking a cue from smartphone technology, scientists are using face-recognition algorithms to improve RNA interference.

Mount Rushmore viewed through face-detection software.

In the Lab

A Cut Above: MSK-Developed Software Makes CRISPR More Precise

A freely accessible software program provides researchers with an easy way to optimize a popular genome-editing tool.

An illustration of CRISPR-Cas9

In the Clinic

Powerful Tumor DNA Test Has Guided Cancer Treatment for 10,000 MSK Patients

Learn how MSK’s powerful new tumor DNA test has helped guide treatment decisions for more than 10,000 people with advanced cancer.

Three scientists look up at ascreen showing genetic information about a tumor.

In the Lab

Project GENIE Aims to Make Sense of Vast Amounts of Genomic Data

A multi-institutional effort led by MSK’s Charles Sawyers is seeking to interpret information about the genetic causes of cancer.

Illustration of DNA strands

In the Lab

A Netflix-Inspired Approach to Understanding Biology and Medicine

Computers currently help us choose our favorite movies, books, and TV shows. Will personalized medicines be next?

Researchers at MSK have devised a technique, based on machine learning, that can predict the DNA binding preferences of a protein called a transcription factor.

Q&A

A Computational Biologist Explains How Cancer Patient Data Leads to Personalized Medicine

Researcher Barry Taylor discusses the importance of understanding the function of individual mutations found in patients’ tumors.

Barry Taylor sitting at a desk.

In the Lab

Study Provides New Clues about the Diversity of Prostate Cancer Subtypes

A multicenter study led by MSK investigators has found seven subtypes based on their molecular characteristics.

dna model

Announcement

Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries

MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.

Christina Leslie and John Petrini

In the Lab

Beyond the Usual Suspects: Study of Noncoding DNA Reveals New Mutations Linked to Cancer

In a study of patient tumor samples, researchers have found common mutations in parts of the genome that control gene regulation.

Pictured: William Lee, Chris Sander & Nils Weinhold