As part of its promise to make the rice genome data available to researchers worldwide, Syngenta said it would negotiate ways it can help the international public sequencing consortium gain access to it.

This could be a big boost to the International Rice Genome Sequencing Project, which may require an additional $80 million to $100 million in funding and may not be complete until 2004, according to Rod Wing, a researcher at Clemson involved in the public effort to sequence the genome.

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