NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Leaders of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Stony Brook (NY) University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory are pursuing $30 million in annual operating funds from the state of New York, as well as philanthropic donations, for a research alliance intended to build upon years of close ties between the institutions and grow the life sciences industry on Long Island.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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