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KU Med Opens $56M Biomedical Research Center; Will House Genomics Research

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Kansas Medical School opened its $56 million BiomedicalResearchCenter for neuroscience, cancer research, human reproductive biology, and genomics today.


The new center was funded in part by a $27 million grant from the Hall Family Foundation.


KU also reopened the Biotechnology Development Center of Greater Kansas City, which will provide seven labs and office space for biotech companies.


The Scan

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