NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation has set aside $38 million for plant genome research grants in fiscal years 2004 and 2005, and is seeking proposals for novel research topics as well as new informatics technologies to support collaborative studies.

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