NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Air Force is providing $3.2 million to the Duke Center for Personalized and Precision Medicine to conduct research into diabetes and heart disease.

The funding comes from the US Air Force of Scientific Research. With it Duke scientists will conduct their research at the David Grant USAF Medical Center and the McClellan Veteran Affairs/Department of Defense clinic in California.

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