NEW YORK, May 17 - The Center for Genomics & Human Genetics of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Research Institute is set to receive funding from the government and from private endowments to expand its facilities and ramp up research in SNP genotyping, DNA sequencing, and proteomics, according to Institute officials.

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