NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health plans to fund two projects to establish centers for genomic research into the underlying causes of genetic diseases. The National Human Genome Research Institute will commit $60 million to fund new centers for research into the genetic factors of common diseases and $10 million to fund additional research on Mendelian conditions.

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