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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 a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.