NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As part of a $7 million round of funding for a range of molecular and cellular studies of melanoma, the Melanoma Research Alliance has granted $2 million for genomics studies through awards to the Translational Genomics Research Institute and to Yale University.

Under the funding round, the MRA has granted $1 million to TGen for a study that will use high-throughput genomics studies to identify novel melanoma risk genes, MRA said late last week.

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About one year ago, the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), with liaison representation from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and College of American Pathologists (CAP), released a guideline on reporting somatic cancer variants.