NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will spend $1.2 million per year over the next three years to fund research aimed at finding ways to translate genomics research advances into medical practice.
 
The CDC’s National Office on Public Health Genomics said in a funding announcement that it will offer a total of $3.6 million over the three years of the program, and will fund between four and eight grants with up to $350,000 for the first year of the proposed research.
 

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