NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at the Whitehead Institute will use $5.3 million over the next three years from Biogen Idec to pursue research projects involving genomics, genetics, immunology, neurology, developmental biology, and other approaches.

Under a new research collaboration agreement, the funding from the Weston, Mass.-based drug developer will support early stage research projects addressing a wide array of disease areas, the Whitehead Institute said yesterday.

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