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Williams College to Build DNA Facility With $146K NSF Grant

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation has awarded $145,924 to WilliamsCollegeto establish a laboratory to collect DNA-sequence and genotype data.

 

The new laboratory will include a capillary-based DNA analyzer, equipment for template amplification and purification, and computer workstations equipped with data-analysis software, according to the Williamstown, Mass.-based university.

 

The laboratory will be established under the direction of Jason Wilder, an assistant professor of biology at Williams who is studying the forces that shape patterns of genetic variability in nature.

 

"With this equipment, we'll be able to incorporate acquisition of DNA data directly into the curriculum at Williams, and include these data more efficiently in faculty research," said Wilder.

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