Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Receives $25M Grant for Psychiatric Genomics Center
News Jun 25, 2007
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has received $25 million gift from Theodore and Vada Stanley to establish the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Genomics on its Long Island campus. The goal of the Center is to unambiguously diagnose patients with psychiatric disorders based on their DNA sequence in 10 years time.
Identifying the entire set of schizophrenia- and bipolar-associated genes is crucial for early diagnosis and prognosis, and may establish a path forward for prevention or treatment of disease progression. The Center will leverage a powerful database built by CSHL and available to clinicians for analysis of the symptoms of psychiatric disorders. “This new gift from the Stanleys will further strengthen CSHL’s neuroscience program and help us find the genes related to these disorders so that proper diagnosis and effective treatments can be pursued,” said CSHL President Bruce Stillman, Ph.D.
The new Center at CSHL will allow geneticists and molecular biologists to apply the powerful technology and to access appropriately selected DNA samples. “We are confident that our investment in CSHL’s mission oriented research will yield results that will improve the lives of so many who are impacted by these psychiatric disorders,” said Theodore R. Stanley.
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