NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The Scottish Executive, the executive arm of the Scottish Parliament, today announced that it has awarded £4.4 million ($8.4 million) to launch a national project to assess genetic predisposition to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, and mental health.

 

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