NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Emory University has reeled in a number of grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for genetics, genomic analysis, and biomarker research, including NIH Challenge Grants and Grand Opportunities Grants.

The NIH stimulus funding going to genomics at Emory will support bioinformatics projects, neurology, sociology, heart disease, and mammalian sequencing, according to the Atlanta-based University.

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