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NEW YORK – The University of California, Los Angeles said on Thursday that it has received a $29 million gift to establish a new center for precision genomic medicine.

The gift from Los Angeles-area philanthropists Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg will create a center within UCLA's Institute for Precision Health to "build on UCLA's efforts in precision health to leverage large data sets and innovative genomic technologies such as CRISPR engineering to improve diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of genetic disorders," UCLA Health said in a statement.

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Mission Bio

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