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Australian Genomics Hub Set Up to Advance Personalized Cancer Medicine

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) and the University of Melbourne today announced the launch of the Genomics Innovation Hub, a network of five medical research centers focused on using big data to understand the genetics of cancer and advance personalized medicine.

Led by AGRF and the University of Melbourne, the hub will also include the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. It will allow members to share next-generation technologies and analytics capacity "in a way no single institution can do on its own," Kirby Siemering, director of genomics at AGRF, said in a statement.

Sean Grimmond, director of cancer research at the University of Melbourne, added that the hub "will ensure Australia does not miss out on advances in genomic-driven advances in drug development and oncology, and will lay the foundations for advances in the global effort to transform cancer research and treatment."