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Apr 16, 2018
 |  BC Extra  |  Tools & Techniques

Broad launches tool to identify vulnerabilities of cancer cells

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University launched a publicly available online portal that allows any researcher worldwide to access and analyze data on genetic and pharmacologic dependencies of cancer cell lines, and associated molecular features. Compiled by Broad's Cancer Dependency Map, or DepMap, team, the portal could help identify new therapeutic targets aimed at specific vulnerabilities of cancer cells and the biomarkers that predict them. The portal was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago.

Broad said the portal's data exploration tool offers users, especially those with no...

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