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The Cancer Microbiome Atlas gives clearer picture of microbiota living in organs – News-Medical.net

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised an algorithm to remove contaminated microbial genetic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).

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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.
In the first study using the newly decontaminated dataset, the researchers have already discovered that normal…

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