In their efforts to make personalized medicine a reality, university hospital systems are establishing databases that integrate 'omics data and clinical information. In October, the Georgetown University Medical Center's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center made its bioinformatic contribution to this trend by launching the Georgetown Database of Cancer, which is intended to be a one-stop shop for both researchers and physicians. The new database will serve as a repository for all types of clinical and genetic cancer data, and will be easily accessible through a single Web portal.

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Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

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