NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow today announced a £15 million ($22.7 million) investment in genome sequencing that establishes The Scottish Genomes Partnership. The universities are partnering with Illumina to support genomic research in Scotland in a variety of fields.

The project will initially focus on diagnosing cancer, childhood illnesses, and disorders of the central nervous system, as well as population studies. The project could eventually extend to agricultural research, sequencing plant and animal genomes important to Scotland.  

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