NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Food and Drug Administration is creating a new position at the Office of FDA's Chief Scientist that will focus on the agency's genomics-related programs, FDA said this week.

Frank Torti, acting commissioner of food and drugs, mentioned the new position in a weekly address on the FDA's website. He said the new hire will be dedicated to "coordinating and upgrading our agency's activities in genomics and the related fields of science that are involved in the analysis of complex DNA, protein, and smaller expression platforms."

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.