NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to provide up to $9 million per year for as many as five years to fund a new center that will be a resource for accelerating research into genes that may be involved in mental disorders.

The Center for Genomic Studies on Mental Disorders will expand research resources that support the NIMH Human Genetics Initiative and will make them freely and openly available to the research community.

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