NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation plans to give $12 million next year to fund its Assembling the Tree of Life program, which aims to increase and assemble knowledge about life on earth, including genomic and taxonomic information.

The grant program will support between three and six awards next year with up to $3 million for durations of up to five years. The aim is to use various methods and approaches to assemble the map of the 1.7 million species that have been identified.

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