By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Young investigators pursuing research in metagenomics, global genomic diversity, gene regulation and a range of other molecular biology approaches have been awarded National Institutes of Health grants aimed at supporting new researchers with new ideas.

Five of the 10 winners of the 2011 NIH Director's Early Independence Awards, which provide up to $250,000 per year for five years, are pursuing genomics and genetics-centered research.

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