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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A multi-organization initiative has been created with the goal of discovering new therapies for childhood cancers using genomics as well as immunotherapeutic technologies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Phoenix Children's Hospital said today that it has launched a new molecular and personalized medicine research institute that will focus first on childhood cancers but later will branch out into other research directions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The St. Baldrick's Foundation has awarded $430,000 to fund two research projects at the University of California, San Francisco that seek to use and apply genomics to treat or prevent childhood cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project announced today that it is releasing genome sequence data for hundreds of matched tumor-normal samples assessed through the collaboration.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has launched a website for published research results from its Pediatric Cancer Genome sequencing project with Washington University.

Complete Genomics will receive $8 million to sequence 500 tumor/normal pairs, or $8,000 per genome, as part of a National Cancer Institute initiative funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the company said this week.

BCM has started a new pediatric cancer research center that will use clinical tumor sequencing for research and to develop treatments.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.