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Geospiza Lands $500k NSF Grant to Develop Bioinformatics Educational Material

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 - Geospiza received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue development of bioinformatics educational material, the company announced earlier this month.


This marks the second funding award Seattle-based Geospiza received from the NSF's division of undergraduate education, according to the company.


Animated, web-based tutorials for using BLAST and a tutorial on hunting for SNPs are among the previous educational materials the company produced.


Community college and high school faculty and biotech employees make up the audience for the educational material, according to Geospiza.


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