By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research Centre have merged with the Medical Research Council's Human Genetics Unit to form a new research institute located at the Edinburgh campus that will focus on human genetics and medicine.

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