NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The American Association for Cancer Research launched an international genomic and clinical data sharing project called GENIE today that aims to bring together genomic and outcome data from different cancer centers.

The initial phase of GENIE, which stands for Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange, involves seven founding members from the US, Canada, and Europe, as well as two informatics partners, which will aggregate their clinical-grade patient sequence data.

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