By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Baylor Research Institute (BRI) and Eureka Genomics have agreed to partner to study genomic data in an effort to find out if a virus may be involved in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC).

BRI said today that in the collaboration it will apply its clinical resources relating to CRC and its intellectual property related to JC virus.

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