The fledgling New York Genome Center is about to sign a lease for a space in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, reports The Wall Street Journal. The center — a collaborative effort between a dozen partners including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — was announced in the fall of 2011 and is being led by Nancy Kelley. It will focus on sequencing and bioinformatics, though it will also have a CLIA-certified lab. The Journal notes that the lease has not yet been signed and that the center "has had several previous deals fall apart." Once it does have a space, the center is to house about 130 sequencers and says it will lead to the creation of about 2,000 new jobs in the area, both directly and indirectly, the Journal adds.
Sign Here and Here
Jun 18, 2012