NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will use a new $5.6 million grant to launch a center that will focus on using genomic medicine to study and develop new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, HSS said today.

The hospital received the award from the Tow Foundation to establish the HSS Genomics Center, which will conduct investigations aimed at understanding the regulation and function of proteins involved in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and to identify genes linked to these diseases.

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