NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Minnesota lawmakers will consider spurring genomics research with a $16 million grant over two years to fund a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Foundation.

Two bills proposing the funding have been introduced in the State House of Representatives and Senate that seek $8 million in both fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to be given to the university for the partnership, which is aimed at funding medical genomics and other biotechnology research.

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