By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center will create a new collaborative shared resource intended to accelerate discoveries in genome science and personalized medicine, using an $8.6 million, two-year federal stimulus grant announced today.

The new Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics, or VANTAGE, will co-locate and expand four existing core facilities as well as BioVU, the medical center's DNA databank, VUMC said.

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