NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University at Buffalo has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a genetics and genomics education program in regional high schools aimed at preparing young people for jobs in the life sciences.

UB said on Monday it will use the NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) to establish the Western New York Genetics in Research and Health Care Partnership, which will work with rural and urban high schools in 14 counties in and around Buffalo and Rochester.

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