Genome research centre established in Shanghai:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A human genome research centre has been set up in Shanghai to identify the genetic causes of disease and examine genomic structure and function. The centre is part of the China National Centre for Bioengineering Development and the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission. Universities, medical facilities and other Shanghai-based research institutes will be involved in the centre, which will initially focus on diseases of particular relevance to China, such as liver disorders, leukaemia, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, reports the Xinhua news agency.