NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exiqon unveiled a new grant program today for researchers at academic and non-profit institutions in North America conducting microRNA studies. The firm said that the grant program has been established with internal seed funding of $25,000. It did not say how many awards it would grant, but said that recipients may use the awards for purchasing Exiqon microRNA products or services. Applications are due June 15, with recipients announced no later than July 1, the firm said.

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