By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Norway has kicked off a national collaborative effort to use deep sequencing to discover and use genetic mutations for treating cancer patients and to create a program for using genomic medicine in the clinic.

The Norwegian Cancer Genomics Consortium will bring together regional cancer centers to create a national diagnostic service combining clinical specialists, medical genomics networks, and the Norwegian Microarray Consortium and FUGE Bioinformatics Platform.

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A National Science Foundation-funded project aims to give researchers access to a network many times faster than the Internet.

Bioethicists weigh the idea of charging patients to take part in clinical research, coming down against the approach.

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In this online seminar, Jo Vandesompele of the Center for Medical Genetics at Ghent University will discuss methods for improving the analysis of microRNA expression from a range of samples.