By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health wants to address what it sees as a lack of researchers who are cross-trained in pharmacogenomics and a range of life sciences disciplines by funding grants to train researchers in this newly expanding area.

NIH has set aside $1.5 million to support awards in 2012 that will be used to train early-stage scientists who will go on to find ways to apply pharmacogenomics knowledge and integrate it into personalized medicine practice.

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