NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has pumped $17 million into new grants to fund a consortium of genomics research centers and projects in Africa, with the goal of advancing research, training new investigators, and ramping up genomics capabilities and infrastructure across the continent.

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