By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Indiana University and University of Southern California researchers will use a grant of up to $6.3 million from the US Department of Defense to study bacteria genomes in order to understand the causes of mutations, the rates at which they occur, and whether the location of mutations may be predictable.

The funding from DOD will include $3.6 million over three years of research and potentially another $2.6 million for an optional two more years, IU said today.

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