Microsoft helping to find cancer treatments
The Microsoft corporation is assisting the oncology team at the Australian National University (ANU) to uncover more about the genomics of cancer. This process will help identify which genes have been affected in a negative way in the genome. “The collaboration between biologists and computer scientists is actually key to making this work,” Microsoft’s corporate vice-president Jeannette Wing said.
Cheng Soon Ong , an adjunct associate professor at ANU and principal research scientist at CSIRO, said a clearer understanding on genomics would allow for more targeted treatment. “Once you have been diagnosed with cancer your genomics can give indications to the doctor [as to] which treatment you’re more likely to respond to,” Professor Soon Ong said.
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