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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Michigan and the International Genomics Consortium have partnered to create a nonprofit company to provide genomics services and analysis support for physicians in the clinic and for researchers in clinical trials.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the International Genomics Consortium will serve as a critical network Tissue Source Site for the Cancer Genome Atlas Program.

Led by the Critical Path Institute and Roche's Ventana Medical Systems, the project aims to fill a gap in the current biomarker pipeline, and will hopefully speed the progression of proposed biomarkers through the FDA's qualification pipeline, said a C-Path official.

The International Genomics Consortium and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital will serve as Biospecimen Core Resources for The Cancer Genome Atlas.

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.