NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Medical Research Council has funded a new international initiative seeking to develop a multi-partner platform that will harness genomics and other technologies to study chronic, non-communicable diseases that impact sub-Saharan African.

The £1 million ($1.6 million) in new MRC funding will support the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APDCR), which will tackle studies of a wide range of chronic diseases across Africa, for five years, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute said yesterday.

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