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BOYLE HEIGHTS : USC Gets Big Grant for Genetics Labs

The USC School of Medicine has received a $1.3-million federal grant to build more laboratories at its Center for Gene Therapy on Alcazar Street.

Construction will begin March 1 on the $7.5-million Institute for Genetic Medicine, which will include a 30,000-square-foot research center with 12 new faculty research programs, more than 150 staff members, a library, conference rooms and a 150-seat lecture hall. Work, funded through a branch of the National Institutes of Health, should be completed by December.

The new laboratories will occupy the former Los Angeles County Flood Control Building, which is now used as the USC Clinical Sciences Building, in the northeast corner of the USC Health Sciences Campus at 2250 Alcazar St.


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