By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A four-institution study intended to improve understanding of the evolution, developmental biology, and physiology of insects is among 10 multidisciplinary, multiple-location research programs or "units" that have been awarded a combined €22.2 million over three years by the Senate of Germany's Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, also known as DFG or the German Research Foundation.

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