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Li-Cor to Offer $2M to Colleges, High Schools to Support Genomic Education

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (GenomeWeb News) - Li-Cor is offering $2 million in matching funds to undergraduate colleges and high schools to enhance their genomic education programs, the company said today.

 

The funding is designed to help the schools acquire the company's DNA-sequencing instruments and software.

 

Applications for the company's Genomics Education Matching Fund program are being accepted now through March 1, Li-Cor said. Eligible institutions must demonstrate how they will incorporate the Li-Cor DNA analysis system to teach students.

 

The schools may also use the instruments for faculty and student research programs.

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