NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Edinburgh said today that it has won £60million ($94.8 million) in new funding from the Medical Research Council to support its genetics and genomics research programs.

It also has received a £3.5 million award from the Wellcome Trust and Wolfson Foundation to help fund the building of a new systems medicine center.

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