By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Western Australia said it will use a nearly A$1 million (US$1 million) gift from Perth businessman Charles Morgan to buy two high-capacity genome sequencers as well as associated robotic equipment for the Lotterywest State Biomedical Facility: Genomics.

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