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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will use nearly $30 million of the $49 million in funding it has received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for genomics research related to cardiovascular and other diseases, according to UTHSC.

Included in the stimulus funding is $26 million for a study at the Human Genetics Centers at both The University of Texas School of Public Health and the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine that will look for genetic factors associated with heart, lung, and blood diseases.

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