NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Computational systems biology startup Genomatica has received a two-year, $765,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to support development of its cellular simulation technology platform.

The company said it would use the award to integrate high-throughput experimental data, such as gene expression information, with its computer models of cellular metabolism.

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