The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Personalized Medicine Institute, the Institute for Informatics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine.
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will span human genome research with clinical care.
Newfound details of rare disease may advance understanding of brain tumors.
The new program will tackle cases where a diagnosis has not been made despite extensive efforts by the referring physician.
Studies in recent years had suggested that cilia regulate vital processes including growth, appetite, mood, healing and vision.
Finley, a professor emeritus at UAB, was co-director of the Laboratory of Medical Genetics for 30 years.