NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Irish government plans to use €300 million ($393.1 million) to fund the launch of seven new research centers that will pursue a wide range of research projects, including the studies of human gut microbes, development of new screening and diagnostics for perinatal and neonatal conditions, big data research, bioengineering, and development of synthetic drugs.

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