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NY State Legislature Approves $105M for Genomic Medicine Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York State Legislature has approved $105 million in funding for a genomic medicine program that will include researchers at the New York Genome Center and the University of Buffalo.

The funding was proposed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his "State of the State" remarks in early January.

The state will provide the NYGC with $55.75 million in funding, and the center has committed to match it dollar for dollar with funds raised separately. The University of Buffalo will get the remainder of the funds from the state under the NY Genomic Medicine Network initiative.

"Governor Cuomo's commitment, supported by the Legislature, to enhancing the genomic capabilities of New York State will have profoundly positive implications on healthcare for patients everywhere," Robert Darnell, NYGC CEO, president, and scientific director, said in a statement.