Recent News: Cancer Genetics & Genomics

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In the Lab

In a Twist, Scientists Find Cancer Drivers Hiding in RNA, Not DNA

New findings from researchers at the Sloan Kettering Institute suggest that cancer causes may be lurking in the molecule that bridges DNA and protein.

Sloan Kettering Institute molecular biologist Christine Mayr

In the Lab

Scientists Identify Growth Signal for Metastatic Cancer "Seeds"

Targeting this signal with drugs might be one way to stop cancers from spreading.

This image shows cancer cells (white) and pericytes (green) clinging to capillaries (red). The blue dots are nuclei.

In the Lab

How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes

A surprising discovery linking the hormone insulin to skin pigmentation offers fresh insights into how animal bodies take shape.

Several zebrafish swimming in a tank

In Brief

Scientists Identify How Gene Mutation Drives a Deadly Childhood Cancer

Synovial sarcoma is an aggressive cancer primarily affecting children and young adults. A new study gets to the bottom of it.

Illustration of girl standing in front of charging bull

In the Clinic

Single-Cell Analysis Enables Researchers to Understand the Differences within Tumors

Scientists are decoding the genetic changes that drive individual cancer cells. This may help them develop more-effective targeted therapies.

Man and woman in white lab coats looking at test tubes

In the Lab

With Help of CRISPR, Scientists Unravel the Cause of a Rare Liver Cancer

A team led by MSK molecular biologist Scott Lowe is making progress against fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.

A microscopic view of genetically engineered mouse tumor and a human FL-HCC tumor

Science Byte

Blocking Enzymes That Signal DNA Damage Could Be a Treatment Strategy for Childhood Cancers

A new strategy for treating pediatric cancers involves preventing cells from repairing their own DNA.

Graphic of shattered, red, DNA double-helix

In the Lab

When Loss Is a Gain: New Tumor Suppressor Gene Identified in Follicular Lymphoma

The reason certain patients with follicular lymphoma do worse than others may come down to a missing gene.

A scientist looks at illustrations of chromosomes.