NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Aiming to drive life sciences research in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week unveiled two initiatives that will commit a total of $1.15 billion in funding and tax incentives for education, business development, and job creation in the sector.

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