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Drug-Target Database Lets Researchers Match Old Drugs to New Uses

There are thousands of drugs that silence many thousands of cancer-causing genetic abnormalities.
Some of these drugs are in use now, but many of these drugs are sitting on shelves or could be used beyond the disease for which they were originally approved. Repurposing these drugs depends on matching drugs to targets. A study recently published in the journal Bioinformatics describes a new database and pattern-matching algorithm that allows researchers to evaluate rational drugs and drug

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