Biotechnology, Genetics

First brain cancer cell line sequenced (BioTechniques)


Erin Podolak

Researchers have sequenced the popular research glioblastoma cell line U87.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have completed the first genetic sequence of a brain cancer cell line. The line, U87, is a popular research model that is in use at UCLA and various other research institutions. According to UCLA, the sequence brings researchers one step closer toward personalized treatments based on specific molecular targets affecting this line.


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