NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new center for science and medicine at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York opened on Thursday, housing areas of the medical center's "most influential institutes" focused on genomics, brain, cancer, heart, children's health, and imaging.

The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine has half-a-million square feet of space, increasing Mt. Sinai's research capacity by almost 30 percent, and resulting in the increased facilitation of collaboration between its researchers and clinicians across multiple disciplines, Mt. Sinai said.

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