NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of research institutes and hospitals in Australia's state of Victoria have launched a collaboration to implement genomic information in patient care programs, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute said today.

The seven partners unveiled the initiative, the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, at an event at Royal Children's Hospital.

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