NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) announced today that one of its researchers has received a $13.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to identify the genetic mechanisms that influence patient response to statin drugs.

To oversee the project, CHORI's Ronald Krauss and collaborators have established a Center for Pharmacogenomics in Precision Medicine, applying genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic tools to studies in cellular and animal models of cardiovascular disease, CHORI said.

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