By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cornell University researchers will use a $3 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study maize and wheat genomes and use markers within them to improve the varieties of crops that are grown by small farmers.

The goal of the research is to use genomic selection techniques to make crops better and make small farmers in places such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America more productive and efficient.

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