NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI and Portuguese startup Coimbra Genomics today announced a project to investigate the genetic basis of gastric cancer, the second most common cause of cancer after lung cancer.

The project is initially being funded with $900,000 and will involve researchers from the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology at the University of Porto in Portugal, or IPATIMUP, a cancer research institute with "a particularly strong track record [in] gastric cancer," the partners said.

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