NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Genome Center officially launched at its new facility in downtown Manhattan today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured statements by NYGC President and Scientific Director Robert Darnell and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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