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NEW YORK – Researchers at the University of Cyprus were recently awarded €15 million ($16.7 million) to fund the establishment of a biobanking center of excellence as well as to embark on a domestic human genome project.

The European Commission will fund the effort through 2026, but the Cypriot government will contribute an additional €15 million over the next 15 years. The University of Cyprus has also committed €8 million to the project, according to Constantinos Deltas, director of the Molecular Medicine Research Center in Nicosia.

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