NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech scientists have won a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation that they will use to optimize the processes and tools used for building custom DNA molecules and to train young researchers and students in DNA synthesis.

The researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and VT's Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering won the funding under NSF's Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures (CREATIV) program, VT said.

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