Fierce Biotech May 21, 2024
Helen Floersh

The Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer, or COSMIC, has launched its 100th version, parent institution Wellcome Sanger Institute announced May 21. The latest edition of the precision medicine and research resource contains more than 307,000 new gene variants, bringing its total to more than 24 million.

“For 20 years, COSMIC’s mission has been to develop and maintain gold-standard mutation data resources and enable rapid access for scientists and clinicians to advance knowledge and improve cancer outcomes,” Jon Teague, director of COSMIC, said in a press release. “With the phenomenal increase of available genomic biodata, our mission has never been more important to help ensure big data benefit human health.”

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