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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Miami opened a new genomics institute on the school’s South Campus yesterday that will focus on researching Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, and cardiovascular and other common diseases.
 

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