Special report: A new approach on leukemia brings glimpses of the future

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In the first of a three part series, Gina Kolata of the New York Times takes readers to the frontiers of medical research where scientists are using the most advanced genetic techniques to battle cancer. She tells the story of a brilliant young doctor, a leukemia specialist, who himself gets the disease.
Dr. Lukas Wartman’s colleagues at Washington University lead a last ditch effort to save his life. They fully sequenced the genes for his cancer cells and healthy cells and found a culprit that led them to a treatment that had never been tried before for his cancer.
His is a story of hope and uncertainty.

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