Caltech Receives Grant to Map Vertebrate Development

The NHGRI and the NIH have awarded an $18-million grant for creation of a Center of Excellence in Genomic Science at Caltech. Marianne Bronner-Fraser, the Ruddock Professor of Biology at Caltech, is the principal investigator of the five-year program. Its goal will be to image and mutate every developmentally important gene in vertebrates.