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New Journal in the Field

The Nature Publishing Group and King Abdulaziz University's Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research are teaming up to present a new research journal focused on genomic medicine.

The journal, dubbed npj Genomic Medicine, is to be an open-access research journal, the partners say, and Stephen Scherer, the director of the Centre for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre, will serve as its editor-in-chief.

"Our aim is that this journal will publish the very best papers in genomic medicine from around the world, and we look forward to seeing that research ultimately improve the lives of many," Scherer says in a statement.

The journal defines genomic medicine as the "diagnosis, prognosis, prevention and/or treatment of disease and disorders of the mind and body, using approaches informed or enabled by knowledge of the genome and the molecules it encodes," and it is open for submissions.

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