NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new cancer genomics project organized by the New York Genome Center plans to focus on cancer patients from ethnic minority groups, taking advantage of the rich diversity of New York City.

The collaborative effort, called Polyethnic-1000, is an initiative of the Genome Center Cancer Group (GCCG), which is chaired by Harold Varmus of Weill Cornell Medicine and Charles Sawyers of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and includes cancer researchers and clinicians from most of the center's member institutions.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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