A New Base for Bone Cancer

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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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