Biosciences funding, in personalized medicine, expected to create thousands of Wisconsin jobs

More than a dozen Wisconsin businesses, colleges and economic development agencies are slated to share $49 million in federal funding for a medical sciences technology hub expected to create thousands of jobs.

The funding, announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, will focus on biotechnology and personalized medicine at companies and universities which are largely located in the Milwaukee and Madison areas.

Personalized medicine uses a person’s genetic profile to guide medical decisions about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.

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