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New York City Is a Decade Behind in Genomic Research

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With all the praise heaped on New York City government for fostering a consumer Internet industry, it’s easy to gloss over biotech. You know, that other big factor in making us the innovation capital of the world.

A new venture hopes to change all that. The Daily News reports that the New York Genome Center, which we first told you about back in April, is set to sign a lease for a cutting-edge $150 million facility in lower Manhattan. The privately-financed venture wants to lure top minds from around the city and the globe and plans to hire 500 staffers over the next few years. Read More