NSF Awards RNA Ontology Consortium $500K

The National Science Foundation has ponied up $500,000 to support a five-year project to develop a controlled vocabulary for RNA research.

NSF announced the formation of the project, called the RNA Ontology Consortium, last week.

Neocles Leontis, a Bowling Green State University chemistry professor, will lead the consortium, which will “develop a common vocabulary and scientific concepts relating RNA structure and function,” Leontis said.

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