NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease has won around $10 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the gene networks that underlie heart defects.

GICD, located at the University of California, San Francisco, will use the funding over six years to continue its studies of the regulatory networks that control heart development.

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