NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has granted an Iowa State University scientist $759,853 for Fiscal Year 2016 to study whether restoring wild type alleles of disease-associated mutated genes can also restore health.

Jeffrey Essner, a genetics professor at ISU, told GenomeWeb the funding is part of a four-year award that will total approximately $3 million.

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