NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to collaborate with partners in Africa to study genetic factors involved in tuberculosis and HIV.

The investigators from the Baylor International Pediatric Aids Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children's Hospital and its partners in Botswana and Uganda will use the three-year grant to establish the Collaborative African Genomics Network (CAfGen), BCM said yesterday.

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