NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has provided a Pathway to Independence Award that may total nearly $1 million to Harvard Medical School investigator Chirag Patel to fund his research into the interaction of environmental and genetic factors involved in cardiovascular diseases.

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