Fingerprints for cancer

Geneticists step out of research role to raise funds for cancer

Elie Dolgin
Nov 13, 2008
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting kicked off this week in Philadelphia with a brushstroke. Several prominent geneticists -- including the ASHG's president Aravinda Chakravarti, president-elect Edward McCabe, and Allan Award winner Haig Kazazian -- rolled up their sleeves and grabbed a paint palette on Wednesday (Nov. 12) in a bid to help children coping with cancer.
ASHG president-elect Edward McCabe stands
proudly next to his masterpiece
Hosted by Expression Analysis, a biotech company specializing in microarray technologies, the "Leave Your Fingerprint on the Cure" fundraising campaign asked the linkurl:meeting's;http://www.ashg.org/2008meeting/ participants to help complete a 40 square foot mural by painting linkurl:flowers;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54634/ and pinwheels, with the artists' fingerprints at the center of their creations. In return, Expression Analysis pledged to donate $10 per fingerprint to Cure Kids Cancer, an organization that helps children battling cancer find appropriate hospitals close to home."It's fanciful, but...
ASHG president Aravinda Chakravarti
leaves his fingerprint on the cure
With a thumbprint, University of Pennsylvania's
Haig Kazazian does his bit to raise money for
cancer treatment

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