World’s Largest Release Of Comprehensive Human Cancer Genome Data Helps Researchers Everywhere Speed Discoveries Whole genome data from hundreds of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients exceeds volume of all other sources combined

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — To speed progress against cancer and other diseases, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project today announced the largest-ever release of comprehensive human cancer genome data for free access by the global scientific community. The amount of information released more than doubles the volume of high-coverage, whole genome data currently available from all human genome sources combined. This information is valuable not just to cancer researchers, but also to scientists studying almost any disease. The release of this data was announced as a part of a perspective published in¬†Nature Genetics¬†online May 29.

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