Cancer Research UK has launched the Genomics Initiative, a series of nine research projects that will use next-generation sequencing "to address specific research questions that until now were impossible to answer," the charity said last week.

Funding for the initiative comes from Cancer Research UK's Catalyst Club, an effort to raise £10 million ($15.6 million) for various projects to advance personalized medicine for cancer. The organization did not say how much funding the initiative will receive.

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