NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Weill Cornell Medical College said this week that it has received a $49.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that renews funding for its Clinical and Translational Science Center, which conducts a wide range of research and includes a molecular sciences lab, for a second five-year period.

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