Norway Launches National Cancer Genomic Medicine Effort | GenomeWeb

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Norway has kicked off a national collaborative effort to use deep sequencing to discover and use genetic mutations for treating cancer patients and to create a program for using genomic medicine in the clinic.

The Norwegian Cancer Genomics Consortium will bring together regional cancer centers to create a national diagnostic service combining clinical specialists, medical genomics networks, and the Norwegian Microarray Consortium and FUGE Bioinformatics Platform.

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