NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation today said they hope to set aside $15 million RFA that invites research proposals for high-throughput genome sequencing projects of microorganisms. 
 
The NSF said it will work with the USDA to select researchers that will screen and implement strategies to “make currently available genome sequencing tools more valuable to the user community."
 

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