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Consortium of Researchers And Companies Seeks EU Funds for Genome Project

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NAPOLI, Italy--Stazione Zoologica, a research organization here, has submitted a consortium proposal to the European Union seeking funding for a genomics-based initiative focusing mainly on tomatoes and potatoes, BioInform has learned. Sources close to the project told BioInform that the proposed effort includes approximately 50 research groups and nine companies, including the Weizmann Institute of Science and the bioinformatics company Compugen.

A decision on the proposal, which was recently submitted to the EU's Fifth Framework research and technological development program, is expected to be announced near September or October.

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