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Sanger Institute Receives $590M from Wellcome Trust

This article has been corrected from a previous version, which contained a currency conversion error.

 

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has received a five-year award totaling £340 million ($590 million) from the Wellcome Trust biomedical research charity.

 

The funds will be used to continue the institute's research on cancer, malaria, and diabetes, including a Cancer Genome Project that focuses on identifying the majority of mutations involved in the development of breast, lung, and kidney cancer.

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