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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 New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.