NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) at Johns Hopkins University, which provides a range of services to genomics and genetics researchers, has been renewed by the National Institutes of Health with funding of up to $101.9 million over five years.

Established in 1996, CIDR is part of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and it provides DNA genotyping and sequencing services and analytical expertise to support scientists around the country.

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