By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have received a $2.5 million grant to use epigenetics to study lung repair as part of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded consortium.

The five-year grant was funded under NHLBI's Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium, a group of investigators and institutions.

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