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TGen and Morehouse to Share Research, Funding

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The Translational Genomes Research Institute and the Morehouse School of Medicine will explore research opportunities in certain diseases and have created a seed fund that will enable the groups' researchers to work on new projects.

 

TGen said that the agreement, which will cover neuroscience, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, is aimed at helping it fulfill its promise of delivering diagnostic tools and treatments for disease.

 

Financial details were not discussed.

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