A New Base for Bone Cancer


When pathologist Adrienne Flanagan joined the UK's Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 2002, the first version of the human genome was brand new. At the time, she received a piece of advice: Bank as many tumor samples as you can; they'll be needed for future genomic studies. "So, I biobanked almost any tumor that I could lay my hands on since 2002," Flanagan says. "And the person who gave me that advice is a chap called Professor Michael Stratton, who is now the director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute."

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