NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genome Alberta and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency will spend C$3 million (US$2.8 million) to fund new research projects that use genomics approaches to improve the Canadian livestock industry.

This is the second round of funding that will be awarded under the Applied Livestock Genomics Program, which launched in 2010 and has funded nine projects to date, Genome Alberta said on Friday.

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