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National Institutes of Health launches $9 million genetic testing center at UC Davis
Sacramento Business Journal

The federal government’s medical research agency is launching a new center to develop genetic editing tools with the University of California Davis. 

The National Institutes of Health is funding the new center with a $9 million grant announced Monday. Those dollars are earmarked for primate research projects to improve the safety and efficacy of genetic editing tools. The new center has been dubbed the UC Davis Nonhuman Primate Testing Center for Evaluation of Somatic Cell Genome Editing Tools.