NEW YORK, May 25 – The state of Virginia has pledged $7 million to support genomics and bioinformatics initiatives at the state’s research universities. 

Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore announced the grants Thursday as part of a total award of $18 million under the state’s Commonwealth Technology Research Fund, which Gilmore created last year to help Virginia's colleges and universities compete for federal and private research grants. 

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