NCI Awards $23.6M to Genome Characterization, Data Analysis Centers in FY '09 for Expanded Cancer Genome Atlas

The six Genome Characterization Centers, which received a total of $16.6 million in fiscal year 2009, plan to use next-generation sequencing at least for part of their work. They will characterize genomic changes in tumors, such as alterations in miRNA and gene expression, SNPs, epigenetic changes, and copy number alterations.

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