ITHACA, NY--The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has chosen Cornell University to house a new facility for research on and storage of genetic data on grains and other food plants. It will be known as the Center for Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomics, agency officials announced last month. Sources said USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) would contribute $1.5 million this year to operate the center on the Cornell campus here.

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