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NYU, American Museum of Natural History Receive $1.6 Million NSF Grant
September 3, 2008
New York University and the American Museum of Natural History have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore plant evolution and to create a public database that will provide information about the structure and inferred function of proteins found in two plant genomes.
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