The Pediatric Cancer Genome Project is expected to sequence more than 1,200 genomes by the close of 2012
The 520 genome sequences released are matched sets of normal and tumor tissue samples from 260 pediatric cancer patients
The Pediatric Cancer Genome Project was launched in 2010 at a total cost of US$65 million, which was privately funded
As part of an ongoing effort to facilitate swifter progress in the fight against cancer and other related diseases, the St. Jude Children's Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has released a vast amount of human cancer genome data, which is now available to scientists globally. The volume of information offered amounts to more than double the data previously open to scientists from all the other human genome sources combined.
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