The newspaper El Nacional has published an interview with Nuria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona. López-Bigas explains that her lab work comprises computational analysis of the mutations present in tumours. According to this researcher, the most important focus of her work is “determining which of these mutations have led to the development of the tumour.”
Referring to her lab, she says “We work with an enormous number of data and the only way to analyse them is to design computer programmes that can look for the differences between genomes and identify the mutations”. Thanks to these tools, it has been discovered that a single tumour can carry thousands of mutations.
Link to: El Nacional