NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation issued two grant programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for which scientists in a number of fields, including the life sciences and biomedical research, may apply to buy new big-ticket research tools and to renovate, update, and repair laboratories.

The two new programs will grant a total of $400 million, and are aimed at helping universities, museums, and non-profits buy new research tools and improve their facilities.

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