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$1 Million Awarded to Researchers for Gender Determination


Scientists in the U.S. and the EU are sharing $1 million representing the Egg-Tech prize for research on gender determination of embryos. Grants awarded to six research groups will be supplemented by matching funds from private investors and their institutions. 


Technology to be applied will include reaction mass spectrometry, assay of volatile organic compounds, magnetic resonance imaging, and the application of artificial intelligence. 


Institutions receiving funding include the University of Minnesota, the University of Leuven in Belgium, two commercial companies and a team at the USDA-ARS.