NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American Society of Human Genetics and The Jackson Laboratory have launched a collaboration to create educational programs focused on helping integrate rapidly advancing genetics and genomics innovations into healthcare practice.

The partners said on Wednesday that they aim to coordinate their educational activities and develop complementary programs, in part with the aim of avoiding duplicative courses.

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