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University of Miami Gets $5M Grant to Create Genetic Diagnostics Laboratory

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Miami School of Medicine will create a "comprehensive" medical genetics diagnostic laboratory with a $5 million grant from the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, UM said today in a statement.


"This lab will be handling the [screening] tests for a newly required Floridaprogram," said Kelly Kaufhold, a spokesperson for the UM School of Medicine.


The Miami GeneCure Diagnostics laboratory will consist of a molecular genetics lab that will perform genetic diagnostic testing for human disease susceptibility, and a cytogenetics lab that will focus on chromosomal abnormalities, said UM. GeneCure also includes a biochemical genetic lab focused on "diagnosing and following" inborn errors of metabolism, the university said.


The new lab will be comprise UM's Department of Pediatrics' Molecular and Biomedical Genetics Laboratories and its cytogenics laboratory.

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