News Archive - 2004

News Archive - 2004

Number 13 - unlucky for genes?

Number 13 - unlucky for genes?

Latest chromosome analysis reveals the variety in our genome

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute today (Thursday 1 April 2004) describe their studies of human chromosome 13 (published in Nature). Among the genes identified using the sequence of chromosome 13 are those that can dispose to breast cancer (BRCA2) as well as regions associated with schizophrenia and one containing a gene implicated in asthma.

COSMIC assault on cancer

COSMIC assault on cancer

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute launches Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer

In the quest to develop rational approaches to treating cancer, researchers need efficient access to existing knowledge. COSMIC (Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer), which is launched on Wednesday 4 February by the Cancer Genome Project at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, is a new tool that provides integrated genetic data from cancer genes, and will make research faster and easier.

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