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University of Indiana to Use $53M Lilly Endowment Grant for Metabolomics, Cytomics

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - The Lilly Endowment will give a $53-million grant to Indiana University, earmarked for broadening its life-sciences research, especially metabolomics and cytomics, the university said today.

 

The school will use the funds to create a program in metabolomics and cytomics to complement the 2001 Indiana Genomics Initiative, a program also funded by Lilly.

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