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Jackson Lab Funds 

The lab will be getting federal research grants totaling more than 24 million dollars over the next 5 years.

The money is coming from the National Institutes of Health, and will be used to fund research on Glaucoma and a number of other diseases. It will also help the lab develop a common language for researchers around the world.

Jackson Lab says the additional work will create additional jobs. They plan on hire about 4 hundred more people over the next 5 years.

Officials say part of the credit can be given to state taxpayer supported investments. They say funds provided by the Maine Biomedical Research Fund have led to a 9 to 1 return on the investment.