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WH Announces $1.7 Billion In Funding To Fight COVID-19 Variants

By Kelly Lienhard / April 16, 2021 at 1:25 PM
The White House said on Friday (April 16) it is investing $1.7 billion from the American Rescue plan into genomic sequencing efforts to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state governors monitor, track and defeat emerging strains of COVID-19 that are spreading rapidly in several parts of the country. Those efforts will include expanding genomic sequencing, establishing new centers of excellence, and creating a national infrastructure for sharing and analyzing genomic data. “With this critical and substantial...


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