The US National Institutes of Health recently announced $45 million in grants to fund new genome-science centres in Wisconsin and North Carolina, as well as existing centres in California and Maryland. The grants will be used to develop genomics tools.

The Wisconsin centre will receive $8 million over three years, and will team up with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University, both in Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over the next five years, the three centres at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore will receive $8.6 million, $12 million and $16.8 million, respectively.