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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council today announced a £5 million ($7.9 million) five-year grant to a consortium of universities to develop a Web-based synthetic biology platform.

The grant will go to five universities that together comprise the Flowers Consortium, which is carrying out research focused on synthetic biology in the UK. The five participants are Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University, and King's College London.

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