|30 January 2017|

USA

Scientists have developed a new genome-mapping technique for quickly and efficiently mapping the genome of single cells within the body.

The breakthrough discovery by OHSU scientists clears the way for a significant advance in precision medicine, including cancer, and many other disease areas.

“A tumor is constantly evolving and constantly changing,” said senior author Andrew Adey, Ph.D., an assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine. “If we’re able to break down the distinct cellular components of a tumor, we can target the cancer much more precisely.”