NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of researchers from the Scripps Research Institute have been awarded a five-year, $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a protein ligand screening technology.

The grant, awarded through NIH's recently introduced Roadmap Transformative grant program, will be shared by the laboratories of Tom Kodadek, a professor of chemistry and cancer biology at Scripps' Jupiter, Fla., campus, and Benjamin Cravatt, professor and chair of chemical physiology at Scripps' La Jolla, Calif., laboratories.

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