NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics researchers at Virginia Polytechnic and State University will use $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation to continue developing software used for designing synthetic DNA, the university said on Monday.

Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the three-year grant to the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) will be used to develop GenoCAD, a web-based computer assisted design environment for use in synthetic biology projects.

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