By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland has received a C$750,000 (US$751,200) grant from the Provincial Government and the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) to support research into the genetics of heart diseases.

The goal of the studies, which will employ advanced genomic tools, is to develop diagnostic tools to help prevent sudden cardiac death. The university intends to use the grant money to acquire a next-generation DNA sequencing platform.

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