By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of South Florida has reeled in $8.9 million in new state and local support to fund the creation of the USF Heart Health Institute, a center that will focus on using genomics and personalized medicine approaches in cardiovascular care.

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