NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health will award around $3 million to fund as many as six projects that pursue research into a genetic microdeletion that has been associated with a range of neuropsychiatric disorders.

The new funding program seeks to support projects that will expand the research conducted by the International 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Research Consortium, a group of around 120 investigators spread across 20 countries.

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