Jul 29, 2020

A hallmark mutation may be the Achilles heel for adult granulosa cell tumours of the ovary

A mutation in a transcription factor essential for ovary development is commonly used as a diagnostic marker for a type of ovarian cancer, but little is known about how it effects the tumour cell itself. Extensive analysis of how this mutation alters DNA binding has revealed the potential for a novel treatment strategy.
May 22, 2020

How B.C. scientists are addressing the COVID-19 testing challenge

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, public health authorities around the world are facing a significant challenge: ensuring a large enough supply of reagents to scale-up diagnostic testing. Researchers at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer (GSC), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are working to develop new non-proprietary reagents to support current and future testing in British Columbia.
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