Geisinger's New Genomics Center

Published 05/16 2014 03:42PM

Updated 05/16 2014 05:38PM

DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY - A hospital in the region is getting state money for genetic research and telemedicine. On Friday, Governor Tom Corbett announced a $100,000 grant for Geisinger Health System. 
The funding will go to support telemedicine initiatives at a new genomic medicine center in Luzerne County. Geisinger says, at the facility, patients  will have gene sequencing completed, interpreted, and applied to their healthcare by a team of genetics experts and other medical specialists.

Funding for the grant will come from the Discovered in Pa. - Developed in Pa. Program. According to the Corbett Administration, The  program was designed to increase economic opportunity in the commonwealth by investing in companies that embrace innovative ideas.

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