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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Personal genomics firm 23andMe announced today that it has received a $250,000 NIH Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop an alternate approach to genome-wide association studies, which may help expand research on genes associated with disease in non-European populations.

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