By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Army has awarded Timothy Triche at Children's Hospital Los Angeles $1.05 million to implement next-generation sequencing to diagnose and treat high-risk childhood cancer.

The center will be the first genomic profiling facility using the technology to study diseases of the young, the hospital said in a statement.

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