New Bristol Interdisciplinary Unit to Study Genetics of Disease | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Bristol has announced that it plans to open a new £23million ($34.8 million) epidemiological research center that will harness an array of disciplines including genetics, epigenetics, computer sciences, chemistry, psychology, and others.

Funded by the university and the UK's Medical Research Council, the new Integrative Epidemiology Unit is scheduled to launch on June 1.

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