NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has swarded 31 new grants for pre-college science education programs to research facilities around the country, including some focused on genomics and molecular biology-related sciences.
 
The grants, issued under the Pre-college Science Education Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions, total $22.5 million and average between $530,000 and $750,000.
 

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