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Advanced Research Projects awards $6 million federal grant to Clemson University

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CLEMSON, SC (WMBF) - Clemson University Institute of Translational Genomics led by Stephen Kresovich, was awarded a $6 million federal grant to combine genomics, robotics research.

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy awarded the Institution as one of the six projects seeking to increase the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels.

“We’re aiming for faster and better,” said Kresovich, who is recognized as one of the nation’s premier agricultural genetics experts. “We’ll be able to screen more genetic resources, look at more plant traits and calculate and understand which genes or gene networks are associated with those traits. We’re on the cusp of changing our impact on agriculture in the southeastern United States.

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