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Alberta Invests $7M in Genomic Projects

NEW YORK, March 22 (GenomeWeb News) - The Government of Alberta will invest over $4 million in genomics research projects and an additional $3 million to create Genome Alberta to administer and co-fund the projects.


The projects, outlined in a statement today, include canola seed enhancement, wheat resistance to frost, softwood tree genomics, 4D computer imaging of human gene-expression patterns, mouse models for human hereditary disease, and legal and social issues related to genomic technology.


The government expects to secure co-funding for a total of $19 million, according to Alberta's Minister of Innovation and Science, Victor Doerksen.


"The Government of Alberta is committed to developing scientific excellence and continuing to aggressively move forward as a leader in genomics and proteomics," said Doerksen in the statement.


David Bailey was named the new president and CEO of Genome Alberta.

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