The Cancer Microbiome Reveals Which Bacteria Live in Tumors

The Cancer Microbiome Reveals Which Bacteria Live in Tumors
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Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised an algorithm to remove contaminated microbial genetic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). With a clearer picture of the microbiota living in various organs in both healthy and cancerous states, researchers will now be able to find new biomarkers of disease and better understand how numerous cancers affect the human body.

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