NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of research organizations from ten nations are pooling their resources, infrastructure, and expertise in a collaboration aimed at generating “high quality genomic data on up to 50 types of cancer,” the National Institutes of Health said today.
 
Each member institute involved in The International Cancer Genome Consortium will conduct high-resolution analysis of the range of genomic changes in at least one specific type or subtype of cancer, NIH said.
 

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