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With Pomp and Circumstance, State Finalizes Jackson Lab Deal

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy marked his first anniversary in office today by finalizing the deal for the state to invest $291 million in a genetics research institute at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

The state's partnership with The Jackson Laboratory, a world-renowned research center in Maine, is an attempt to ride the field of personalized medicine into a new economy.

"What we're talking about is the creation of the next generation of jobs, investing in an industry that is already worth $298 billion a year and is growing at 11 percent per year," Malloy said. …

Atrributed To: Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror

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