By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new $40 million effort conducted by partners at The University of California, Davis, Life Technologies, and China's BGI will conduct genome sequencing and plant breeding research focused on important crops in Africa.

The consortium members so far have raised $7.5 million to fund the project, and are now seeking an additional $32.5 million by appealing to partners in the Clinton Global Initiative.

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