NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Salk Institute today said that it will use a $5.5 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to create a center to study nutritional genomics.

The La Jolla, Calif.-based institute will use the funding to launch the Salk Center for Nutritional Genomics, which will study the effects of nutrition and genetic interactions on metabolism, the immune system, cancer, and diabetes.

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