Back in my day, we had flying toasters...and we liked it!
auto da fé, what's an auto da fé? what you oughtn't to do but you do anyway
amgen is a big company--they got $15.6 billion in revenue last year and spent $3.2 billion on research in 2011 according to their fact sheet. Presumably they have some money to spend to try to replicate published studies, or at least their main findings. I would think that replicating results would be part of their due diligence; if they're going to invest time, money, and resources developing a product based on the results of a research paper, they need to have some confidence that that investment is based on solid footing.
More importantly, since they've shown that they can apply this technique (it's not really specified, but I'm assuming it's whole genome sequencing) and applied it to one patient, there's nothing stopping them (except money) from applying this to other patients with the same condition. Maybe a different patient has 25,000 mutations, maybe another has 27,000, etc. Chances are these mutations are not all going to be affecting the same sequence positions in all the different patients. If they can find mutations that are more common than others or genes that are mutated more often than others, then they can perhaps discover new genes which, when mutated drive the development and progression of the tumor. If you can discover which genes are important you can perhaps design treatments for that.
That said, the title ought to be more like: "Scientists crack 'Entire Genetic Code' of one melanoma patient's tumor and one lung cancer patient's tumor. This is definitely a very impressive achievement in its own right, and the technology that has made this possible is pretty amazing, but it's a bit premature to say "we've cracked the genetic code of cancer" full stop.
The cold chills of the 4 AM morning air nipping at my underwear-shod body
OK, I never played warcraft so I don't know about most of what the hell you're talking about, but I have to ask why you were wearing underwear as shoes!
What the hell do you think an isotope is?
We no longer say "yes", we say "Affirmative!" Unless we know the other robot really well.
I tried that but it pastes as a bitmap. I just found out about the new word equation editor today though, so I certainly haven't tried it exhaustively.
Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work in powerpoint, so you're stuck with crappy ol' equation editor 3. (Or at least I haven't seen how to use the new editing system).
We know Steve is going to die, someday.
Even if it's only for three days.
Plus 1, Blasphemous!