NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Medical Research Council has awarded £10.6 million ($17.1 million) to three new multi-partner projects that plan to develop genome-based personalized medicine approaches to treating rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, and Gaucher disease.

Funded under MRC's Translational Research Group, these grants will support three research consortia involving more than 50 partners from academia and industry, as well as non-profits and patients from around the UK, MRC said on Monday.

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