NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences will provide up to $2 million per year to renew funding for each of the National Centers for Systems Biology, pending approval of renewal applications, the institute said in an announcement Monday.

NIGMS currently funds 12 systems biology centers at universities and institutions across the US that use a wide range of molecular, cellular, biochemical, behavioral, and other approaches to study complex biological phenomena.

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