NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new £90 million ($140.1 million) center for big data analysis and drug discovery at Oxford University was launched today.

Called the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery, the new center will comprise the Target Discovery Institute, which will be developed during phase one, and the Big Data Institute, to be developed during the second phase of the center.

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