NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Chicago has reeled in $18 million through two new grants that it will use to start a center that will study systems biology, genomics, genetics and environmental change, the University said today.
Specifically, the Chicago Center for Systems Biology will study how gene networks respond to environmental pressures and to genetic change.

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