NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Space Biomedical Research Institute said yesterday that it plans to fund a center that will use a range of omics-based approaches to study the effects of space radiation on humans.

Through a collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NSBRI plans to provide up to $2 million in annual costs to establish a Center for Space Radiation Research.

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