NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hope College has won a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to develop bioinformatics software for use in microbial genomics research programs, the college said on Wednesday.

The Michigan school said it will develop a software package designed to use genomic information to model microbial metabolism. The software ultimately will become part of the Rapid Annotation Using Subsystems Technology (RAST) genome analysis services that is made available to researchers worldwide through the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

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