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.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

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