NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will collaborate with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to study the genetics underlying multiple myeloma tumors.

MMRF will provide both patient samples for analysis and funding for the project, which will involve sequencing the whole genomes of the myeloma tumors. MMRF said that it will make all of the data from the collaboration publicly available.

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