NIH Plans $416-Million for Genomics Research

The National Institutes of Health announced plans on Tuesday to spend $416-million over the next four years on genomics research at universities and medical centers across the country. The biggest chunk of the money will go to existing large-scale sequencing programs at the Broad Institute in Massachusetts, the Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston. Other participating institutions include the University of Washington at Seattle, Yale University, the Johns Hopkins University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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