NY Genome Center to Open in 2012; Will Include NGS 'Innovation Center' and CLIA Lab | GenomeWeb

By Monica Heger

This story was originally published Nov. 4.

Last week, a consortium of 11 research institutes announced plans for the formation of the New York Genome Center, which is slated to open in the spring of 2012.

The nonprofit center will focus on sequencing and bioinformatics for research and clinical purposes, but will also offer educational and training programs in genomics and will have a philanthropic unit.

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