Why the Helmsley Charitable Trust Spends Big on Salk Institute Research

The Helmsley Charitable Trust has approved a $42 million grant for the Salk Institute, one of the world's top sources of basic biological research. The grant will be used to create a new Helmsley Center for Genomic Medicine, where a dream team of leading scientists will try to find genetic explanations for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's. They’ll also explore the development of stem cells and the way diseases can in turn affect genetic activity.

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