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Cardiff University to Open Center For Economic, Social Aspects of Genomics

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (GenomeWeb News) - A new center for economic and social aspects of genomics will open at the University of Cardiff in the UK, the university said today.

 

The center, CESAGen, is being set up for research on issues including ethics and regulation, economics and innovation, and risk related to genomics.

 

It is based at the School of Social Sciences and is a collaboration between Cardiff, the University of Wales College of Medicine, and Techniquest, a science education center that is a joint venture of Cardiff and Lancaster universities. Professor Paul Atkinson of Cardiff University will head up the center, and be   associate director of CESAGen.

 

The center will officially be opened on Monday, September 15.

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