NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stanford University has launched a new genomics research center that will foster collaboration across its seven schools and harness new computational technologies, it said today.

The Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics, headed by the university's School of Medicine and School of Humanities and Sciences, has been authorized for five years of funding, the university said.

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