Early next year, 24 of Europe’s leading bioinformatics research groups in 14 countries will kick off a major collaborative project under the European Union’s Sixth Research Framework Program (FP6). The project, called Biosapiens, has secured a five-year, €12 million EU grant to create a pan-European automated genome annotation network. More importantly, according to the project’s coordinators, the funding establishes bioinformatics research as a long-overdue EU funding priority.

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