Spanish scientists present the genome of the most common leukemia

Several national media, such as La Vanguardia and RTVE, echoed the publication of the genome sequence of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in last Sunday’s advanced online version of Nature. The study, which involves Modesto Orozco and Josep L. Gelpí, both with the Joint Programme on Computational Biology between IRB Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), does not end here. Cells of 500 patients will be analyzed, with the hope of identifying alterations in cellular mechanisms that might serve as therapeutic targets in this disease.