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Rice and M.D. Anderson Form Center for Computational Cancer Research

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Rice University and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announced yesterday that they have formed the Gulf Coast Center for Computational Cancer using their own funding.

 

The Center was formed under the auspices of the Gulf Coast Consortium for Bioinformatics. The consortium also includes the Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, and University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

 

The center will design technologies for assembling protein and gene databases to identify cancer-specific mutations; to simulate clinical trial in silico; and to develop software to analyze database information, among other projects.

 

 

 

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