Google this week named the Open Bioinformatics Foundation among 150 mentoring organizations for the 2010 Google Summer of Code — a student internship program for open-source projects.

Google sponsors the program, in which students are paid a $5,000 stipend to work as a developer on an open-source project for the summer.

Google said that it reviewed around 365 applications for mentorship organizations and "made some very tough decisions" in selecting the 150 projects in the mentorship list.

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