By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A state legislator in Minnesota wants to see funding for a genomics-focused partnership between the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, which was trimmed last year and is expected to be cut again in response to state deficits, restored to a funding level of $8 million for each of the next two years.

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