NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Harvard Medical School and Columbia University have both received grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, totaling $12.3 million this year, to create translational research centers to develop molecular diagnostics technologies.

Funded under NIAID's Centers of Excellence for Translational Research program, the grants will provide $6.3 million to Columbia and $6 million to HMS this year.

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