NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine officially opened this week on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The center's research will focus on the genetic causes of diseases and the development of treatments and prevention. It has hired 150 employees to date and anticipates hiring 300 researchers, technicians, and support staff within a 10-year period.

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