By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says the planned expansion of its Bingham Facility — for which UNC was awarded $14.5 million in stimulus funding this week — will allow the school to expand ongoing genomic and proteomic research as well as consolidate several older facilities into a single site.

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