NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government has approved £970,000 ($1.5 million) in funds to fuel the UK's contribution to the International Synthetic Yeast 2.0 consortium, an effort to create a synthetic yeast genome that will be used to test yeast strains for various applications, Imperial College London said today.

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