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The partners will collaborate on solid and liquid tumor diagnostics on Vela's Sentosa NGS-based diagnostic platform, which Gustave Roussy recently implemented.

The initial phase of GENIE, which stands for Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange, involves seven founding members and two informatics partners.

Launched by the Institute Gustav Roussy in France and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Worldwide Innovative Networking Consortium aims to help drugmakers change the way they develop drugs by focusing on treating diseases with common molecular features, rather than treating disease at an organ site.

In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.