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.

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