NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - The Translational Genomics Research Institute said yesterday that it has formed a collaboration with the Institute of Genomic Medicine in Mexico to research diseases that disproportionately affect Hispanics. Their first focus will be gastric cancer, the second leading cause of malignant tumors in Mexico, according to TGen. Other diseases to be explored include diabetes.

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