The Genetics of Cancer
Infographic Jun 02, 2020 | By Molly Campbell and Laura Elizabeth Lansdowne, Science Writers, Technology Networks.
Cancer is the term used to describe an incredibly complex group of diseases, caused by changes to the genes in one cell or a group of cells. These genetic alternations disrupt the normal functioning of the cell/s giving rise to several phenotypic changes or “hallmarks” that distinguish them from “healthy” cells in the body.
Download this infographic to discover:
- The genetics of cancer
- The predictive and diagnostic power of genetic-based tools
- How sequencing techniques can be used to study cancer
- How genetics has fueled the development of precision medicines