NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Drug Abuse plans to commit $2 million in Fiscal Year 2015 to spur small businesses to development of new tools for monitoring and manipulating covalently modified eukaryotic mRNAs and regulatory RNAs, NIDA said today.

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