Grant Money to Help Fight Cancer

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A $156 million grant for DNA sequencing efforts at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is part of an effort to unlock the mystery of the origins of cancer within the body. The grant, announced today, is one of only three given by the National Humane Genome Research Institute. The Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and the Broad Institute in Massachusetts are the other recipients. Washington University scientists were part of the collaboration that produced the first humane genome sequence in 2000. The human genome is a molecular blueprint of our species. The university says the new funding takes the work a step further: Focusing on disease genes, particularly those that cause cancer.

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