NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - When it opens its doors in July 2006, the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. School of Biomedical Sciences at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will try to bring together basic cancer research, including genomics and various cell-signaling disciplines, with clinical practice, said Thomas Kelly, director of the Sloan-Kettering Institute and provost of the new graduate school in a statement today.

 

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