By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has awarded the first tranche of its £7 million ($11.3 million) Crop Improvement Research Club (CIRC) grants, including funding for genomics-based studies.

The £3.5 million round of CIRC funding will support research into cereals that are commonly used for human and livestock consumption.

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