Genethon II – The Gene Hunters
Genethon II took over from Genethon I in order to put the advances made in the field of human genome mapping into practice for the benefit of patients, and to speed up the work on localizing and identifying the genes involved in various genetic disorders. The samples collected by the Cell Bank, and its collection capacity for new pathologies, provided the necessary biological resources.
Either through its own teams, who were the ones creating the genome maps, or through its platform providing services to external teams, Genethon was involved in identifying the genes involved in several hundred types of genetic disorders.
In 1996, gene sequencing and genotyping activities were transferred to the French Government, so Genethon refocused its attention on therapeutic gene transfer.