By Doug Macron

The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology announced last week that it has received a $12.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish an RNAi screening center.

"RNAi … is a powerful technology with the potential to transform human health, and we are pleased that the NIH has entrusted us with bringing the first publicly funded RNAi facility to San Diego," Mitchell Kronenberg, LIAI president and CSO, said in a statement.

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