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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Eight health care and research organizations in the US and Canada are collaborating to launch the Medical Genome Initiative, a consortium that aims to expand access to clinical whole-genome sequencing for the diagnosis of genetic diseases.

The founding members include: Baylor Genetics, the Broad Institute, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Illumina, Mayo Clinic, Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, the Hospital for Sick Children, and Stanford Medicine.

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