NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new international consortium called SYSCID (A systems medicine approach to chronic inflammatory disease) has received €14.4 million ($15.3 million) to support a five-year research project with the goal of developing personalized medicine approaches for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Coordinated by Kiel University in Germany, the effort involves academic and industry partners from nine different countries.

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