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Jeff Bluestone tells Xconomy San Francisco that, as a result of recent advances in genomics, partnerships between academia and industry are both "logical and appropriate." Industry's impressive investment in data generation "has actually left a hole" in terms of functional interpretation, says Bluestone, an executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, San Francisco.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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