NEW YORK, Oct 10 - The Institute for Genomic Research said Tuesday it had joined a consortium that will work to uncover links between animal models of human disease and the genes involved in those diseases.

The consortium is being funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which has issued grants totaling $37 million to launch programs for genomic applications around the United States.

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