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Forsyth Institute

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Forsyth Institute plans to use a $4.1 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) to create a new center that will develop saliva-based molecular diagnostic tests for assessing disease risk.

This article has been updated to clarify that the Forsyth Institute was the recipient of the Gates Foundation grant.

Scientists at Forsyth will focus on discovering biomarkers in saliva that may indicate metabolic disease and the development of diabetes.

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