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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK and China will jointly provide nearly $400,000 to fund several new research activities involving scientists from both countries working collaboratively on synthetic biology projects.

The UK Biotechnology and Biological Research Council said yesterday that it, along with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, will provide a total of £124,000 ($197,000) to fund the UK-based scientists involved in the projects. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will match that funding level to support the Chinese investigators.

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