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Riken Partners with Tblisi State University on Genomics

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Japan's Riken research institute will partner with Georgia's LEPL-Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) on genetics and genomics research efforts that will harness the genetic variation between the two nations, Riken said today.

Under the agreement, Riken Omics Science Center (OSC) and TSU's Department of Genetics will cooperate on genetic analyses, with TSU providing samples and cooperating with OSC to promote genetics studies that will "be valuable with respect to genetic difference and ethnicities," Riken said.

OSC and TSU also will encourage and promote contacts between their scientists through symposia, Riken said.

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