Mosaic of microscopy images of tumour, forming two broken DNA molecules

Artificial intelligence finds patterns of mutations and survival in tumour images

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that uses computer vision to analyse tissue samples from cancer patients. The algorithm can distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissues, and can also identify patterns DNA and RNA changes in tumours.

By Mehdi Khadraoui


DNA damage and repair jointly leave mutational signatures in the genome.

DNA damage and faulty repair jointly cause mutations

DNA mutations are caused by a combination of DNA damage and repair, shows study by EMBL-EBI and collaborators.

By Mehdi Khadraoui


The Pan-Cancer project

EMBL co-leads most comprehensive study of genetic causes of cancer

By Mathias Jäger


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


Leukaemia blood cells

Leukaemia roots detectable years before diagnosis

Acute myloid leukaemia risk could be detected years before diagnosis

By Oana Stroe


C. Elegans microscopy

New insights into the origins of cancer

What worms can tell us about cancer

By Oana Stroe


Moritz Gerstung

Welcome: Moritz Gerstung

New group explores why patients with same cancer exhibit unique constellations of genetic mutations.

By Mary Todd Bergman

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