Arizona scientists secure $33 million

October 6, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: Ken Altucker, The Arizona Republic] – A Phoenix laboratory will claim a share of $275 million in federal research grants that will drive a massive study of the genetic roots of cancer.

The International Genomics Consortium, at the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus, said the cancer-research project called the Cancer Genome Atlas will allow the biomedical research lab to more than triple its workforce of 45 employees.

Lab managers still do not know how much money they will get, but the scope of the project could require IGC to add more than 100 high-paying jobs such as scientists and lab technicians to downtown Phoenix.

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