UB to instruct teachers, students on genomics, genetics

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) -The University at Buffalo is getting more than a million dollars to further education in the fields of genomics and genetics.

On Monday, Congressman Brian Higgins announced the grant from the National Institutes of Health, which will allow UB to work with rural and urban high schools across Western New York to educate teachers and students with this project.

“It just underscores the importance of the federal government sustaining a high level of commitment to the National Institutes of Health because that’s where discovery is turned into real product to help real people, which is the mission of all of us,” Higgins said.

This grant will train about 20 teachers per year and will involve about 500 students in learning computer-based tools for genomic analysis.

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