By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bypassing the federal stalemate that has blocked the use of $130 million in state funding approved this past spring, officials in Florida's Collier County have approved using $28 million in existing county funds as a one-year loan to The Jackson Laboratory toward the first-year startup costs of its planned personalized medicine campus near Naples.

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