Equipment for genetic analysis

Equipment for the identification of cancer-associated genes

Spring 2007

£36,000 to the School of Biological Sciences at UEA for the purchase of new equipment.  Additional funds were provided by Mr Colin Wright and Mrs Margaret Doggett.
 
Roughly one-in-three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.  Though great strides have been made in cancer diagnostics and therapy and outcomes have improved in some types of cancer, for many of the most common types of the disease there is a pressing need for new therapies, and for better ways to identify those patients who are most at risk.  Further progress will be driven by knowledge from the human genome to identify and exploit novel cancer-associated genes. 

Molecular profiling can provide fundamental knowledge about the links between specific genes and cancer development.  This grant will provide newer, more efficient equipment for analysis of genes and their behaviour.

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