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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The New York Genome Center said today that it has received a $125 million joint gift from the Simons Foundation and the Carson Family Charitable Trust.

The gift, which will be awarded over the next five years, will support the building and maintenance of the NYGC's genomics infrastructure, allowing it to establish collaborative research programs in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases and in cancer with its institutional founding members.

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