NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new government-funded research center in Manchester, UK, plans to set its sights on genetics and translational research that would lead to predictive tests for fetal problems and pregnancy complications, government and media sources in the UK said this week.
 
The Biomedical Research Center will include research from Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals, NHS Trust, and the University of Manchester, according to the British Secretary of Health.
 

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