By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Jackson Laboratory plans to build a genomic medicine research center in Connecticut and is working with the state's governor and the University of Connecticut to ask the legislature to help fund the building and its operations, the state governor's office said today.

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