Emory Report
April 14, 2008
Volume 60, Number 27


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April 14, 2008
New Yerkes facility to support research

By emily rios

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center broke ground on the new Clinical Veterinary Medicine Administration and Research building at the Lawrenceville field station on April 5. The building will be the cornerstone for new programs that will use social colonies of genetically typed nonhuman primates to help researchers understand the interaction between genetics and environment and the roles they play in human health and disease.

Additionally, local area students in a new county-sponsored Science and Technology High School will have the opportunity of carrying out their senior honors theses under the mentorship of Yerkes researchers using the cutting-edge genetics and behavioral labs in the CVMAR.