NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A C$130 million (US$115 million) gift will bring together three Toronto-based healthcare organizations to create a new research center to improve heart health.

Among the methods that the new center will use are genomic technologies to decode the genetic underpinnings of cardiac disease.

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