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Cancer Research in the Genomic Era

Cancer Research in the Genomic Era

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Fundamentals of Cancer Research. Eric Lander likens the current age of biological discovery to the days of great ocean-going exploration. After the world was mapped, no one could imagine what it was like to live "before you knew what would happen if you sailed west." Following the current revolution in biology, we "won't be able to imagine what science was like..." This transformation, claims Lander, will be complete in the next decade or so. "MIT students in 2020 will look back with a mixture of amusement and horror at the late 20th century and say, 'Imagine, people spent years looking for the gene for something.'" Lander views biology as a vast library that will soon contain information not just about the DNA sequences of species, but 'volumes'... Show More

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