NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Emory University researchers have received a roughly $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a study that will use whole-genome sequencing to investigate modifier genes that predispose people with FMR1 gene mutations to specific clinical outcomes.

NIH said yesterday the project at the Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Human Genetics is one of three new projects funded with up to $35 million through the Centers for Collaborative Research on Fragile X program.

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