NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The New York Genome Center launched its "Innovation Center" today, which will provide its founding members with access to new sequencing technologies.

The NYGC has allocated an undisclosed amount of capital and operational budgets to the Innovation Center to purchase new sequencing platforms for testing by its founding members. The "lab-within-a-lab" is expected to minimize cost and risk for the NYGC participants, while creating "a vibrant community of users that will help shape future sequencing technologies and applications."

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