NEW YORK, June 28 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Human Genome Research Institute said today that it has awarded two new grants to establish Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
According to NHGRI, the two new centers will assemble interdisciplinary teams of researchers to make advances in genomics. The Harvard center will be focused on developing technologies for genomic molecular imaging, while the Johns Hopkins center will work on advancing the field of epigenetics, NHGRI said.
"These centers represent two more key building blocks in our effort to lay the groundwork for new genomic approaches to the study of human biology and disease," NHGRI Director Francis Collins said in a statement. "As the newest participants in our CEGS Program, they are part of our effort to pull together researchers from different disciplines in a way that will foster extraordinary collaborations that will advance not only the field of genomics, but biomedical research as a whole."