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Protecting data in the cloud

Cloud computing offers unprecedented opportunities for global-scale research collaborations. It also presents a unique set of challenges in terms of data protection and the ethics of data sharing.

By Cella Carr

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Characterising RNA alterations in cancer

The largest and most comprehensive catalogue of cancer-specific RNA alterations reveals new insights into the cancer genome.

By Vicky Hatch

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Cancer mutations occur decades before diagnosis

Researchers at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Francis Crick Institute have analysed the whole genomes of over 2600 tumours from 38 different cancer types to determine the chronology of genomic changes during cancer development.

By Vicky Hatch

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Analysis of human genomes in the cloud

Scientists from EMBL present a tool for large-scale analysis of genomic data with cloud computing. Main advantages of the new tool, called Butler, are continuous system monitoring and its ability to self-heal in case of failure, allowing for 43% more efficient data processing than previous approaches. The tool was developed for the Pan-Cancer project. The […]

By Mathias Jäger

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Studying DNA rearrangement to understand cancer

Using the dataset from the Pan-Cancer project, scientists has developed methods to group, classify, and describe large rearrangements of the genome that are a key driver of cancer.

By Fabian Oswald

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Scientists identify new genetic drivers of cancer

Analysis of whole cancer genomes gives key insights into the role of the non-coding genome in cancer

By Cella Carr

Science

Chromothripsis in human cancer

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and EMBL-EBI have carried out the largest analysis across cancer types of the newly discovered mutational phenomenon chromothripsis.

By Vicky Hatch

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Finding genetic cancer risks

Using the data from the Pan-Cancer project EMBL scientists describe how our genetic background influences cancer development.

By Fabian Oswald

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Mouse genetic data identifies rare disease genes

Pinpointing rare disease mutations

New resource that categorises genes essential for supporting life could be used to identify rare disease mutations

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Meytal Landau with Thomas Dobner, Katharina Fegebank and Matthias Wilmanns

Meytal Landau: a visiting researcher in Hamburg

Strengthening ties between EMBL and Israel through the Scientific Visitor Programme

By Cella Carr

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