Wednesday, July 11, 2012
ST. LOUIS: Genetics researchers at Washington University, one of the world's leading centres for work on the human genome, were devastated. Dr Lukas Wartman, a young, talented and beloved colleague, had the very cancer he had devoted his career to studying. He was deteriorating fast. No known treatment could save him. And no one, to their knowledge, had ever investigated the complete genetic makeup of a cancer like his.