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$732,000 to Advance Genetic Research in Maine 

Catherine Pegram

Jackson Laboratory and The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory are getting nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in federal stimulus money to advance their genetic research. Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe made the announcement today. The money comes from the National Institutes of Health. Of the 732-thousand dollars, Jackson Lab will receive 316-thousand of it. The rest will go to the MDI Bio Lab to enhance a database that looks at the effects of environmental chemicals on human genes.