By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Research UK has launched a new initiative to fund studies that use genome and exome sequencing to pursue answers to questions that have snagged the research community.

The Genomics Initiative, funded by a CRUK Catalyst Club campaign that will total £10 million ($13.5 million), will fund nine sequencing-based investigations into the molecular underpinnings of a range of cancer types.

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