Rich Roberts has an unusual beef with genomics funding agencies: there’s no way to get less money out of them. Roberts, a research director at New England Biolabs who focuses on the biochemistry and bioinformatics of restriction enzymes and DNA methyl transferases, argues that efforts in genome annotation haven’t produced as much data as they could have, and that one reason is the lack of a funding mechanism for small-scale projects.

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