NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz's Genomics Institute have received a grant for up to $1 million from the Simons Foundation that will support a one-year pilot project to create a comprehensive map of human genetic variation for biomedical research.

Co-leading the project is David Haussler, a professor of biomolecular engineering and director of the Genomics Institute at UC Santa Cruz, and Benedict Paten, a research scientist at the Genomics Institute.

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