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South Korea to Launch Human Genome Program


South Korea is planning to launch a human genome research program in July, Asia Pulse reported.


The Asian wire service said that the Korea Bioengineering Research Institute would cover 40 research subjects in 20 projects in five areas, including the diagnosis and treatment of stomach and liver cancers.




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