New 'C-Map' Links Drugs to Diseases

In a paper published in Science magazine, a group of scientists introduce the Connectivity Map (C-Map). It's an online database connecting the genetic signatures of diseases to those of available drugs. The map could significantly speed up the rate of drug discovery, and find new uses for old drugs.

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Todd Golub, director, Cancer Program, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; investigator for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute

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