GSK Frees Its Data

GSK officially announced last Friday that it will make genomic profiling data for over 300 cancer cell lines free through the NCI's caBIG database, according to a post at Wired. Most of it is microarray data and comes from diseased breast, prostate, lung, and ovarian tissues.

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