NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute said on Wednesday that it is launching a new institute that will use a genome-based approach to pursue translational research aimed at the diverse populations of the Los Angeles area.

The LA BioMed Institute for Translational Genomics and Population Sciences will focus its efforts on using genomics to address the healthcare needs of the Hispanic, African-American, and Asian populations that are served by LA BioMed and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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