Scripps Translational Science Institute has received a $29 million grant renewal to explore genomics, wireless technology and bioinformatics.

The National Institutes of Health grant, called the Clinical and Translational Science Award, will fund research for the next five years. Around the country, 15 research centers received these grants, which totaled $75 million — of which Scripps received the lion’s share.

The Scripps Translational Science Institute is a collaboration among Scripps Health, The Scripps Research Institute and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

STSI received its first CTSA grant in 2008 for $20 million in funding. It is the only program among the 61 CTSA centers spread across the country that is not part of a university.

— SDBJ Staff Report