NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will use a $3.7 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to try to find out if the use of genomic information and electronic medical records can improve treatment of kidney disease patients who are of African ancestry.

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