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Ottawa Health Research Institute to Spearhead International Regulome Consortium

NEW YORK, April 20 (GenomeWeb News) - The Ottawa Health Research Institute said today that it is coordinating an international effort to characterize the human regulome - the genetic regions that control the expression of genes in cells in all tissues and organs in the body.

Michael Rudnicki, senior scientist at OHRI and professor in the department of medicine at the University of Ottawa, is spearheading the so-called International Regulome Consortium, which will hold its first meeting in Ottawa, May 3-5.

OHRI said that a number of research organizations have "pledged their support" for the fledgling effort, including the Sanger Institute, the Genome Institute of Singapore, the Institut de Gntique et de Biologie Molculaire et Cellulaire, the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, and the University of Toronto.

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