NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council plans to award around £2.5M ($4.2 million) in grants next year to fund development of new tools and resources for BBSRC's biotech and life sciences strategic focus areas.

The tools and resource grants will give up to £120,000 for up to 18 months to universities, research council institutes, and approved independent research organizations, BBSRC said yesterday.

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