The money, which is part of a $388-billion omnibus appropriations act signed by President Bush earlier this month, will help the lab hire scientists and other staff, obtain genetic samples, and buy various technologies, according to Newsday, a Long Island, NY, newspaper. Cold Spring Harbor Lab is based on Long Island.
The Center for Women's Genomics studies the pharmacogenomics of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer, among other research projects. Jeff Picarello, the lab's director of public affairs, "could not provide a specific time period for the research's completion but did say the center is moving fast," according to Newsday.
The omnibus funding is separate from the