NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Institutes of Health has created a $10 million education and public-relations campaign aimed at teaching youths about biomedical research and health issues.
 
The agency will fund two programs designed to spread the word about genomics and genetics, including one at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, and another at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Calif.
 

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