NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (GenomeWeb News) - Agencourt Bioscience yesterday said it established a post-baccalaureate training program for underrepresented minorities in genome sciences.

The company said it launched the two-year program as part of the three-year, $28 million NHGRI Large-Scale Sequencing Center award it received in November 2003

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