Divergence, AviGenics Awarded SBIR Grants for Agricultural RNAi Projects | GenomeWeb
The National Science Foundation this month issued phase I Small Business Innovation Research grants to two companies looking to use RNAi-based technologies to overcome key hurdles facing agriculture: parasites and disease.
The first grant, for $100,000, was awarded to Divergence to use the gene-silencing technology to create crops resistant to parasitic nematodes, specifically the lesion nematode Pratylenchus scribneri.

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