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Flinn Foundation Awards TGen $9M Grant

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The Translational Genomics Research Institute has been awarded an unrestricted $9 million grant from the Flinn Foundation, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, TGen said today.

The money will be used to accelerate research discoveries across a broad range of disease areas, with $3 million of the grant to go towards its Naming Initiative, where the company matches donations from philanthropists and allows them to name spaces within TGen's headquarters in Phoenix, TGen said.

 

The $9 million brings the total amount the Flinn Foundation has invested in TGen to $25 million, according to TGen.

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