USDA Grants $7M for Crop Genomics, Breeding | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Agriculture has awarded $7 million to fund genomics, genetics, and breeding programs aimed at developing enhanced crops that can survive climactic stresses, the agency said this week.

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