NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is raising $50.9 million from bond sales to fund the outfitting of a new research space it has leased at Boston's Longwood Center, a new nine story building located in a major medical research hub.

The funding will be used to fit out and equip a roughly 154,000 square-foot lab spread over four floors that will include a biology lab, a chemistry lab, a lab that can serve as either a biology or chemistry lab, a dry lab, and a glass washing space, and other facilities.

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