UPDATE: NHGRI Pledges $280M to Support Genomic Research on Common, Rare Diseases | GenomeWeb

This article has been updated to include comments from Eric Green and Adam Felsenfeld.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) –  The National Institutes of Health today announced that the National Human Genome Research Institute will provide $280 million over four years to fund the creation of a network of genome sequencing and analysis centers to research the genomic basis of common diseases, as well as to support ongoing research into rare diseases.

The agency also said it will provide $4 million to fund a coordinating center for its Genome Sequencing Program.

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