By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of 17 genome sequencing and research labs will work together to define technological and ethical standards and to promote multidisciplinary training in genomics.

The Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, said today that the Genetic European Variation in Disease (GEUVADIS) project, funded under the European Commission, will include 17 research groups from Europe and the US.

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