NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the functional genomics and interactions of bacteria living in biofilms.

The aim of the project will be to elucidate the gene expression dynamics of biofilms, which can exist as bacterial colonies within the oral, genital, respiratory, and gut microbiomes, the university said on Thursday.

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