PALO ALTO, Calif.--The Stanford University School of Medicine here is building a national biocomputational center through a partnership with NASA that could benefit the Human Genome Project, officials said. Although the primary use of the center will be to study the use of virtual reality in medicine, it will be made available for other uses, including the Human Genome Project, according to Murial Ross, a NASA neuroscientist and director of the agency's Biocomputational Center in Moffet Field, Calif.

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