Disease Central


By Meredith W. Salisbury

Sometimes it feels like there’s a new one sprouting every day. You know what we mean: the Cancer Genomics Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, part of the University of Texas. Johns Hopkins University’s Program in Applied Genomics for cardiopulmonary disease. Stanford’s Asian Liver Center, using genomics to study liver cancer among Asians.

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