NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Cancer Genome Consortium today announced it has made data from more than 10,000 cancer genomes available to the research community.

The data, ICGC said, can be used to elucidate the genomic basis of cancer, accelerate research, and develop more targeted therapies.

In an e-mail to GenomeWeb Daily News, Lincoln Stein, director of the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research's Informatics and Bio-Computing Program, said that about 500 terabytes of interpreted and raw data are being released.

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