NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health said today that it is releasing massive amounts of genetic and clinical data from the Framingham Heart Study for free to qualified investigators.
 
Calling the program “one of the most extensive collections of clinical and genetic data ever made freely available to researchers worldwide,” the NIH said the data will allow researchers to study the genetic, clinical, and lab results from as many as 9,300 participants.
 

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