NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers yesterday said it has launched an initiative to study how genomics, proteomics, and other fields can help identify the causes of complex diseases and disorders.
The Helmholtz Association said its Initiative and Networking Fund will spend around €24 million ($32.3 million) on the initiative through 2011. It said it will also create a network of partners that will invest “similar sums from their own funds.”

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