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John Innes Centre

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will invest £19 million ($29.8 million) in the Genome Analysis Center at the Norwich Research Park in the UK as part of a broader, five-year £250 million ($392 million) investment in the biosciences.

The John Innes Centre will provide expertise to the Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre for research into agricultural and bioactive compounds.

A UK consortium will use the funds to study wheat variations that could be used to develop more sustainable, higher-yielding crops.

TraitTag was developed by researchers at the John Innes Centre to identify SNPs associated with positive traits in massive sets of plant genome data generated with Illumina's Genome Analyzer.

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