NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has awarded £5.5 million ($8.7 million) to fund 10 projects aimed at developing data-driven life sciences research infrastructure, resources, and analytical capabilities at universities and institutes across the UK.

The awards are supported under the Bioinformatics and Biological Resources fund, which seeks to provide resources such as databases, software tools, and libraries, BBSRC said today.

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