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Translational Genomics Research Institute Set to Pocket Portion of Motorcycle Auction Winnings

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (GenomeWeb News) -  Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has launched an auction to raise funds in support of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, melanoma research and patient care, according to a news report today. 


The auction of an autographed Harley-Davidson motorcycle will last for 12 days, and all profits will be divided between the ALS Association and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix. Schilling is a member of TGRI's board.


The motorcycle is now available for auction on and

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