NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – 23andMe today announced it has received a grant of almost $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to support the further development of the company's web-based database and research engine for genetic discovery.

The two-year grant supports four areas of development, the Mountain View, Calif.-based personal genetics firm said. 23andMe will use the grant to refine its web-based surveys to improve its ability to identify novel genetic associations. As part of that effort, 23andMe will release 15 new questionnaires and publish new discoveries.

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