NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The UK government will invest £125 million ($200.2 million) in the training and development of 1,250 new students pursuing PhDs in the life sciences, agriculture, and biotechnology, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today.

The funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will support the development of a generation of scientists who will help "lead the next industrial revolution" by advancing healthcare, bioenergy, and food sustainability technologies, according to BBSRC.

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