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Kraft Family Foundation Pledges $20m to Create the Kraft Endowment for Advancing Precision Medicine

Kraft Family Foundation, Inc., has pledged $20 million to Harvard Business School (HBS) to create the Kraft Endowment for Advancing Precision Medicine. The pledge, which is part of Harvard University’s $6.5 billion capital campaign, was announced at the Partners Precision Medicine Conference at Harvard Medical School, with Robert Kraft in attendance. The Kraft Endowment will be used to support research …

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Northern Ireland Joins the 100,000 Genomes Project

Health Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, Simon Hamilton, today announced £3.3m investment to create a Northern Ireland Genomic Medicine Centre that will provide rare disease patients with a much earlier and more accurate diagnosis. It is estimated that 1 in 17 people are born with or develop a rare disease during their lifetime. At least 80% of rare diseases …

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Initial six centres of excellence in UK PM network named Teams in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford

The Precision Medicine Catapult, the UK’s innovation centre for precision medicine, announces today that Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford will be the initial locations for its regional centres of excellence network. Each centre will act as a hub for regional precision medicine activities within the UK-wide network, co-ordinated from the Cambridge headquarters. The Catapults are a UK Government …