The Legacy of Ling and Smith

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In 1997, Michael Smith and Victor Ling founded the Genome Sciences Centre, a high-throughput genomics center with a sharp focus on cancer. "Here you have two of Canada's most widely respected and well-known scientists, Victor Ling and Michael Smith, coming together and saying that they were devoted to the concept of a genomics presence in Canada," says Marco Marra, director of what is now the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.

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