By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new, $4 million per-year grant program aimed at understanding the structural causes of birth defects will support research that uses basic, translational, and clinical approaches to study the genetic basis of congenital structural human malformations.

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