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UC-Berkeley, D.C. Lab Nab $35M for ‘Big Data’ Initiative

On Thursday, the Obama administration announced that UC-Berkley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Washington, D.C., will receive a total of $35 million in federal funding to participate in a national initiative to harness large amounts of information -- including health care data -- for research purposes. The funding is part of $200 million that six federal agencies have committed to the "Big Data Research and Development Initiative."

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