NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of California, San Francisco will use a $2 million grant from a Hong Kong-based private foundation to create a personalized genomic medicine research partnership with scientists in China, UCSF said on Friday.

UCSF said it plans to use the funding from the Li Ka Shing Foundation to partner with Shantou University, in Southeast China's Guangdong Province, and the foundation to launch three initial personalized medicine programs.

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