By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Scripps Translational Science Institute has joined the Primary Human Tumor Consortium, an effort to build a library of primary human tumors, Jackson Laboratory announced this week.

The goal of PHTC, which is being headed by Jackson Lab, is to develop highly targeted cancer therapies.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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