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Jackson Lab Wins $2M in Stimulus Funds

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Me., has won a $2.1 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The lab plans to use the stimulus funds from the National Center for Research Resources to buy new computing hardware and to add new lab space to accommodate an expected increase in its bioinformatics and computational biology staff.

A not-for-profit lab, the Jackson Lab is focused on studying the genetic basis for preventing, treating, and curing diseases, and is using bioinformatics and computational biology to develop and use genetic data.

Jackson Lab said that the new grant brings its total stimulus funding to $5.8 million, including grants for cancer, diabetes, HDL cholesterol, and neurological diseases.

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