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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of California, Berkeley and UC San Francisco will use a $10 million donation and $2 million of their own resources to launch an initiative and center that will apply a new DNA-editing technology to pursue wide-ranging genome research and engineering projects.

The Li Ka Shing Foundation has provided $10 million to fund the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), which will establish the Li Ka Shing Center for Genomic Engineering and an affiliated chair at UC Berkeley.

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