Carlos Slim Hélu contribution of $74M to launch SIGMA 2
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Since: Sep 13
#1 Oct 29, 2013
(CRWE Press Release)- Building on the enormous success of the first phase of SIGMA launched in 2010 with the support of the Carlos Slim Foundation to find disease-causing genes through genomic research, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT today announced that the Carlos Slim Foundation has made an additional contribution of $74M to launch the second phase (SIGMA 2) of this major biomedical partnership aimed at harnessing genomic medicine for the benefit of Latin America and the world.
With an initial donation of $65M by the Carlos Slim Foundation, in the first phase of SIGMA Broad scientists worked closely with Mexican colleagues and with researchers from across the Broads partner institutions to systematically identify genes underlying cancer, diabetes and kidney disease. The project yielded deep biomedical insights in each of its three core areas.
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