NEW YORK -- Researchers in New York are now using virtual reality to delve deep inside the human body in hopes of unlocking a cure for cancer.
Researchers at Weill-Cornell Medicine developed the genome sequencing software application.
Doctors wear a virtual reality headset to visualize protein structures in 3D space, searching for mutations in tumors.
"You would use both of your hands to stretch it and shrink it and that would allow you to grow or shrink the model. Now if I want to turn the model , I can use either my right hand or my left hand, depending on how I move it up or down or left and right and the model equally rotates," said Alex Sigaras, of Weill-Cornell Medicine.
The new 3D technology is already being used by medical fellows studying tumors.
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