NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government has invested £12.8 million ($20.4 million) to build a new facility that will house the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC), a research partnership between the University of Manchester, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, and Cancer Research UK, according to the University.

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