Biology

Understanding cancer through proteomics: Danny Hillis on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

At TEDMED, Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body. As Hillis explains it, genomics shows us a list of the ingredients of the body — while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce. Understanding what’s going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens. (Recorded at TEDMED, October 2010, in San Diege, CA. Duration: 19:55)

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