NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $13 million to new projects to develop tools to enable researchers to better see and study the evolutionary relationships between all life on earth.

The funding to the NSF Assembling, Visualizing, and Analyzing the Tree of Life program, or AVAToL, will support three efforts to develop computational tools that scientists will use to study links and connections between millions of organisms, NSF said Monday.

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In Science this week: the Human Silencing Hub protein complex, and more.

Heads of various research funding agencies discuss how to encourage scientific breakthroughs, ScienceInsider reports.

The Kansas City Star examines issues surrounding newborn genome sequencing.

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