By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Jackson Laboratory announced today it has matched with $1 million in donations a $1 million "challenge" gift given by a trustee last year.

Weslie Janeway, a geneticist and author from Cambridge, UK, and New York, gave $1 million to Jackson Lab in March 2009, subject to the institution raising at least an equivalent amount in gifts. The combined funding is intended to help the laboratory recruit and support new scientists.

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