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Cold Spring Harbor Lab to Pocket $1M From US Gov t to Help Build Center for Women s Genomics

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory stands to receive $1 million in federal funding to help it develop its Center for Women's Genomics, according to a local news report.

 

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 USfederal budget. To be considered for funding, an organization must submit a request to its congressional representative, who will lobby the requisite federal committee.

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