By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union is leading funding for a €10 million ($14.3 million) multi-national research effort to use genomics technologies to improve breeding for apples and peaches, two of the most popular fruits in Europe.

The FruitBreedomics project will receive €6 million in financing from the EU to support four-and-a-half years of studies seeking to discover genes that could be used to improve important horticultural traits.

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