NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Life Sciences Discovery Fund, a Washington State agency that supports innovative research and development projects, has awarded $1 million to fund several new research projects, including efforts to develop new molecular and other diagnostic technologies.

One of the new awards will provide $250,000 to University of Washington Professor Gerard Cangelosi to develop and evaluate a rapid test for detecting common hospital-acquired infections, LSDF said on Friday.

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The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

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