NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health will map lung, brain, and ovarian cancers for its Cancer Genome Atlas project, the agency said today.
 
As part of the pilot phase, the NIH plans to map genomic changes in the cancers.
 
The agency selected the three cancers because the available biospecimen collections met TCGA’s “scientific, technical, and ethical” requirements, the NIH said.
 

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