NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In an effort to leverage their respective capabilities in biomedical and engineering research, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute said today they have struck a new partnership to create collaborative R&D and educational programs.

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