By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The J. Craig Venter Institute held a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon for what will be its new West Coast research facility, located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.

Scheduled to open its doors in 2013, the new 45,000 square-foot home for JCVI will house wet labs and computational facilities, and will be able to support 125 scientists and staff, JCVI said in a statement.

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