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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on Tuesday that it is awarding more than $27.6 million in funding to support research into food security through improved animal production and health.

Included in the funding is about $2.5 million specifically to develop tools and resources for animal breeding genetics and genomics.

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