Sequence Cancer DNA and Do Drug Search



The idea is to sequence the whole genome of cancer, and then do computationally-intensive search drugs that would work.

As Renée J. James, president of Intel Inc., points it out in her IDF 2013 keynote speech personalized genomic sequencing is within our reach, sequencing of cancer cells, and using that information to find the specific drug for specific cancer based on that, is within our reach. Specific, she gives example of Intel fellow and employee Eric Dishman, who has been fighting with kidney cancer for 24 years, and eventually, had his cancer DNA sequenced, and specific drug found that cured his cancer.

She mentions that Knight Cancer Institute is working on analyzing human genomic profiles, and creating searchable customized DNA maps, with goals of scaling this data-intensive work, to make this available to everyone.


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