Cancer project to map thousands of tumours

International project will map DNA of more than 18,000 tumours in bid to better understand disease.

    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


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