The Buffalo News reports that UB is part of a consortium to receive $100 million for genome research

Published January 9, 2014

A front-page article in the Buffalo News reports that in his State of the State address yesterday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $100 million in funding for a genome research consortium that includes UB, with $50 million slated to go to UB and potentially other groups in the Buffalo area. The project would connect scientists in Western New York with researchers at the New York Genome Center in Manhattan, and lead to jobs and scientific breakthroughs to treat cancer and other diseases. An additional article looks at the role UB’s strengths in supercomputing and management of health-related data played in bringing the funding to Buffalo, particularly the Center for Computational Research and the Institute for Healthcare Informatics, and the role they are expected to play in the development of genomic or personalized medicine. Cuomo’s State of the State address, and its implications for Western New York, also was the subject of an editorial.

In addition, Associated Press coverage of the announcement appeared in news outlets throughout New York State. Stories also appeared in Business First, North Country Public Radio, WGRZ-TV, WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV, Time Warner Cable News, WHAM-TV in Rochester, Health News Digest, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, WBFO-FM, WBEN-AM, Genome Web Daily News and Genetic Engineering News.

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