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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.

Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.