NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A University of Iowa plan to create a genomics-based research and clinical medicine institute at its Carver College of Medicine was approved Friday by the state's Board of Regents, which governs the state's public universities, a University spokesman told GenomeWeb Daily News on Friday.

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