National Cancer Institute Contract

With a contract with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), IGSB Core Investigator Robert Grossman will be Director of the Genomic Data Commons (GDC). This initiative will establish the nation’s most comprehensive computational facility to collect, standardize, store, and disseminate genomic information gathered by NCI. The GDC will provide an interactive system to expand access for scientists around the country, speed up collaborative research on projects at all scales, and lead to faster discoveries about cancer.

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