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Penn Genomics Institute Changes Name, Will Emphasize Interdisciplinary Genomics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Genomics Institute is changing its name to the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute, the university said today.
 
The school said the name change reflects a more “cutting edge” approach to research, as the Institute will focus on genomics, computational biology, systems biology, and developing interdisciplinary technologies.
 
The PGFI will support integrated genome-scale team projects, will develop genomics education and training, and will help University of Pennsylvania scientists develop their technologies.

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In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.