NEW YORK, Oct. 19 – The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Advanced Technology Program has awarded RheoGene of Charlottesville, Va., a three-year, $2 million grant for gene-targeting technology, the company said.

RheoGene said it would use the funding to improve its gene-targeting technology, which is designed to allow researchers to insert and delete gene sequences in nuclear and mitochondrial genomes.

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