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[9 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]
Genetic Analysis is the Key to Curing Cancer – Part #3

Last time [LINK] I talked about cells and DNA and we covered some amazing facts like how many cells there are in the body (100 trillion) and how in each the human genome there are 3 billion instructions or base pairs. Amazing stuff.  This time I want to cover what DNA does. Why it the building block of all life? Again, this info is relatively new to me and some of it is probably wrong.
So DNA is sitting in the nucleus. It’s organized into chromosomes. A chromosome is essentially …

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[23 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]
Genetic Analysis is the Key to Curing Cancer – Part #2

I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I don’t have a medical background but I have done a lot of reading in an effort to better understand how medicine and disease work, mostly with a view to better understanding cancer.
At this point I understand only the basics. I still don’t know what I don’t know, but I have more of an understanding than when I started and that’s enough to go on. This post is more for my own benefit to test if I understand …

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[6 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

The following article describes how scientists analyzed an entire human genome from a lady with cancer and found 10 mutations which they believe may have contributed to her disease [LINK].
Cancer is not a single disease, it’s a very personal one. I will write more in a future post on what exactly is meant by this. The human genome consists of approximately 3 billion instructions (DNA base pairs). That’s a LOT of instructions and hence a requires a lot of analysis. When the scientists say they’ve found 10 mutations, they …