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NEW YORK – A new consortium spearheaded by the New York Genome Center aims to foster and organize genomic COVID-19 research in the New York metropolitan area.

With approximately $2.5 million in philanthropy funding to start, the COVID-19 Genomics Research Network plans to launch a number of research projects and to establish a data commons for storing and sharing results.

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