NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have awarded a $2 million grant under the Obama Administration's multi-agency 'Big Data' program to four universities to fund development of new technologies for analyzing genomic data.

Iowa State University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Michigan will use the grant to develop high-performance computing techniques for use on massively parallel systems to analyze high-throughput DNA sequencing data.

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