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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy said today they have awarded $12.6 million for 10 research projects in 10 states that will use genomics approaches to improve biomass feedstocks for use in biofuels, biopower, and other similar products.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Departments of Energy and Agriculture have jointly awarded $8 million in new grants to fund seven genomics-based projects aiming to develop domestic renewable energy sources and biofuels, USDA and DOE said yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy plans to fund its three Bioenergy Research Centers, which pursue a range of genomic and systems biology research projects for biofuel development, with $375 million over the next five years, DOE said on Thursday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – For the US to maintain its global standing as the leader in fueling biomedical, agricultural, and energy innovations, federal funding for research next year will need to increase, even if only by a small amount, according to the Federation of American Societies of Expe

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy and the US Department of Agriculture have injected $10 million into new research projects seeking to harness knowledge about plant genomes to make them better resources of bioenergy and biofuels, DOE said yesterday.

The US House of Representatives last night voted to reauthorize and expand a program to fund small business research projects for six more years.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy and the US Department of Agriculture have jointly issued a funding opportunity announcement aimed at researchers working on biomass genomics projects.

The US Department of Energy broke ground yesterday on a $34.5 million facility located at the Argonne National Laboratory that will provide protein crystallization services for biomedical research and other scientific studies.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

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