Sunday, March 31, 2013

The downside of diversity

An article in the latest Science explains why traditional way of cancer treatment has not been as effective as they should be.  Tumors are recently found out to contain subsets of mutated cells that are related but genetically distinct, which explains why drugs and therapies stop working after a while.

One would think the problem of diversity demands a solution of diversity, but currently, it seems to be too daunting a challenge to keep up with the speed of mutation.   

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