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NIH Awards ISB $16.3M to Create New Systems Bio Center in Seattle

NEW YORK, March 17 (GenomeWeb News) - The Institute for Systems Biology has received a five-year, $16.3-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the operation of a Center for Systems Biology in Seattle, ISB said today.


The new center will be located at ISB's research and office building, and will "foster collaborative research among the diverse set of researchers at ISB," the ISB said in a statement.


The center will be the sixth of its kind in the US. Other systems biology centers have been established at Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Case Western Reserve University.

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.