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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) –The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are launching a $2 million state-funded initiative to identify individuals at risk for genetic diseases and apply their data to advance research.

The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative, funded through appropriations from the Alabama legislature to UAB, aims to recruit participants from every county in the state and provide genomic analysis and interpretation free of charge.

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