NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Broad Institute said on Thursday that a genetic engineering partnership it has with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received a five-year, $32 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract. 

The contract was awarded to the Foundry, a partnership between Broad Technology Labs (BTL) and the Synthetic Biology Center of MIT, which is developing technology for designing, testing, and manufacturing large sequences of genetic information for medical, industrial, and agriculture uses on a scale not currently possible. 

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