Big data mining yields novel insights on cancer

Peng Jiang & X Shirley Liu discuss our recent paper in Nature Genetics.

Nat Genet. 2015 Jan 28;47(2):103-4. doi: 10.1038/ng.3205.

Recent years have seen the rapid growth of large-scale biological data, but the effective mining and modeling of ‘big data’ for new biological discoveries remains a significant challenge. A new study reanalyzes expression profiles from the Gene Expression Omnibus to make novel discoveries about genes involved in DNA damage repair and genome instability in cancer.