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Spanish genotyping facility may close

More than 20 research projects in jeopardy following failed moving plans

Xavier Bosch
A Spanish genotyping facility based in Barcelona may close after plans to move fell through, and the current location became no longer available. If the facility closes, it could damage more than 20 research projects already underway, and halt ambitious plans to provide southern Europe with a large-scale genomics research center.The genotyping facility is based in the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG). The facility performed 10 million genotyping tests last year, and helps support 50 scientists currently working on 21 research projects.But now, the lab needs to find a new space. The CRG is progressively moving to a new building, which will house several research centers making up a new Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona (PRBB). The new building was supposed to include a spot for the genotyping facility. "Because of a redistribution of spaces between the different centers making up the PRBB, the space booked for the genotyping...

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