NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Connecticut General Assembly has approved a plan to provide $1.54 billion over 10 years to fuel a large-scale effort to ramp up its scientific capacities, including providing funding for the Institute for Systems Genomics, or ISG.

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