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UC Merced Receives $500K Gift to Advance Genomics Research

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of California, Merced has received a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor to fund the Genome Center, a "high-end, cooperative laboratory" to further the school's genomics research, the school said today.

 

The new center will include customized equipment such as robotics for microarray studies and liquid handling, as well as a microarray scanner, UC Merced said.

 

"This generous gift demonstrates a commitment to advancing human and environmental health through cutting-edge science," said Maria Pallavicini, dean of UC Merced's School of Natural Sciences.

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