By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Singapore has awarded SGD30 million ($24.7 million) to fund three projects that will use genomics to enhance food security by enabling the breeding of better fish and more disease-resistant fish and rice varieties.

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