NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CollabRx, a San Francisco-based personalized cancer research services firm, today said that it has initiated a cancer sequencing project in collaboration with Alacris Pharmaceuticals.

The company said that the firms will work together on the TREAT 1000 project, which will sequence 1,000 genomes of people with cancer. It said that the project will "create a compendium of cancer genome information that will inform future research and treatment."

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

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