NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will invest £19 million ($29.8 million) in the Genome Analysis Center at the Norwich Research Park in the UK as part of a broader, five-year £250 million ($392 million) investment in the biosciences.

TGAC will use its investment to deploy the latest next-gen sequencing instruments and bioinformatics tools, as well as to support the development of new approaches for data storage and handling.

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