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Temple University Launches New Genomics Research Center

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Temple University has launched a new Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (IGEM).

The university has tapped Sudhir Kumar as IGEM's first director. Kumar joins Temple from Arizona State University. The center will be located in Temple's Science Education and Research Center, which is scheduled to open later this summer.

According to Temple, the new center adds to its existing computational science resources, including those at the Center for Biophysics & Computational Biology; the Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics; and the Center for Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics.

Researchers in IGEM will work on projects aimed at discovering evolutionary patterns and processes, and on using molecular evolutionary knowledge in genomic medicine, the university said.

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