NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Melanoma Research Alliance and the Hidary Foundation have awarded $1 million to fund two new genome sequencing-focused research projects aimed at understanding the genetic drivers of acral melanoma, MRA said today.

The funding will support studies at the Kaiser Permanente Research Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, the University of California, San Francisco, and Vanderbilt University.

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