NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche subsidiary 454 Life Sciences is collaborating with researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to fight a mysterious disease afflicting one of Australia’s signature animals: the Tasmanian devil.
 
The CSHL project, led by Tasmanian native Elizabeth Murchison, a post-doctoral researcher, aims to understand the genetics of a fatal cancer ravaging wild Tasmanian devil populations. The team presented its research plan to visiting Tasmanian government officials last week.  
 

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