Technology

AddToAny

Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter

New genomics centre to open

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced that they are opening a new centre in the UK, dedicated to realising the full potential of functional genomics in the discovery and development of new drugs for patients with cancer.

Cancer Research Shutterstock

This partnership will explore in more detail the function and interaction of genes and proteins in cancer, and apply new genome-altering technologies, such as CRISPR, to create sophisticated models of the disease for research.

The centre will be a dedicated world-class resource for AstraZeneca and Cancer Research UK’s academics and alliance partners working at all stages of translational research, from target discovery and validation, to assessing novel drug combinations.

discoverylabs.cancerresearchuk.org

Related Articles

Discovering the double helix

A look back in time to the history of the discovery of DNA and its structure – work which would change medicine and science forever.

January: news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Genetic changes associated with physical activity

The time we spend sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown.

State-of-the-art pathology

A new state-of-the-art laboratory system for the Black Country Pathology Service (BCPS) has been announced.

Top