SHANGHAI--The Chinese State Science and Technology Commission set up the Shanghai Human Genome Research Center here in early March. The press here reported that the center would explore genes relating to diseases such as liver ailments, leukemia, angiocardiopathy and diabetes. The research center was organized by the China National Center for Bioengineering Development and the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, as well as universities, research institutions, hospitals and enterprises in Shanghai, the Xinhua news agency reported.

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