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Broad Institute, Brigham get share of expanded genomics funding

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / December 7, 2011
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Federal health officials announced today an expanded investment in understanding the genetic underpinnings of disease, and two Boston-area institutions will share in the funding to do basic research and answer emerging questions about the social, ethical, and financial repercussions of using genomics in standard medicine. The four-year, $416 million flagship plan of the National Human Genome Research Institute provides the largest grant to the Broad Institute, a genomics research center in Cambridge, and also funds a new program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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