By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clemson University has received a $2 million pledge from the Self Family Foundation toward funding an endowed chair in human genetics — a promise that hinges on the university and state matching the funding.

The university said in a statement it is counting on its relationship with the nonprofit Greenwood (S.C.) Genetic Center to help it attract "a prominent geneticist-scientist in human genetics" to fill the endowed chair.

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