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In a bid to tackle a disease that kills about eight million people a year, an international project has been launched to map the DNA of more than 18,000 cancer tumours.
Thirty-nine facilities around the world will work together to better understand the genetic changes that take place in cancer cells.

Using state of the art DNA sequencing, researchers say creating a catalogue of the genomic mutations will accelerate research into the causes and control of control of cancer.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.

Source: Al Jazeera