NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Washington University School of Medicine plans to break ground this summer on a new 138,000 square-foot building to house genomics, genetics, and regenerative biology labs, as well as labs for its Departments of Medicine and Developmental Biology.

The six-story, $75 million building will be home to the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, and will consolidate most of the department of genetics faculty in one location, Washington University in St. Louis said today.

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