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House Earmarks $4M in Defense Funding for Guilford Genomic Medicine Initiative

NEW YORK, June 22 (GenomeWeb News) - The US House of Representatives approved $4 million of its FY 2007 defense appropriations bill toward the Guilford Genomic Medicine Initiative project last night, Rep. Howard Coble from North Carolina said in a statement today.

 

The institute, a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Moses Cone Health System, and Duke University, conducts research on the behalf of the US Army, Coble said.

 

This is the fourth year Coble obtained funding for the project. More than $9.2 million has been secured to date, including $2.2 million in late 2005.

 

The Senate still has to approve its version of the Department of Defense budget bill for FY 2007.

 

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