New DC Area Personalized Medicine Institute Set to Launch Operations | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Ignite Institute is weeks away from opening a temporary space, rolling out research programs focused on translation of personalized medicine discoveries, and selecting a permanent headquarters — after Virginia officials this week promised $25 million in grants tied to creating at least 415 jobs over five years.

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