By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI and the Asia Cancer Research Group today announced a collaboration to develop a genomic data source on cancers prevalent in Asia.

The partners will conduct research on lung cancer and liver cancer, two of the most common cancers in Asia, in the hopes of ultimately developing treatments.

ACRG will provide lung and liver cancer samples, which BGI will sequence. In addition to producing data, BGI will provide bioinformatics analysis.

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