[Reuters] Insight: Crunching the numbers to boost odds against cancer

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[Reuters] Insight: Crunching the numbers to boost odds against cancer - 11/01/12 11:15 AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Software engineers are moving to the fore in the war on cancer, designing programmes that sift genetic sequencing data at lightning speed and minimal cost to identify patterns in tumors that could lead to the next medical breakthrough.