China Commits $300 Million to Human Variome Project  
2/2/2011 10:23:07 AM

February 2, 2011-- China will build a $300 million institute as its contribution to the Human Variome Project, a worldwide study of the human genetic variation and the diseases they cause. The $300 million commitment dwarfs contributions from other countries – the project has a budget of just $12 million for each of its first five years. The PRC will also contribute an additional $20 million over 10 years to assist global coordinating activities. More details....