NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced on Tuesday that it is part of a collaborative research project that was awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of climate variability, an effort that will include genomics research.

The other partners in the effort include the University of Missouri, Columbia; UM, Kansas City; UM, St. Louis; Missouri University of Science and Technology; Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis University; the St. Louis Science Center; and Lincoln University.

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