NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Canada Foundation for Innovation has granted C$26 million (US$21.1 million) to a number of institutions and centers to support a broad array of research that includes many biomedical studies involving proteomics, genetics, molecular biology, and biomedical imaging projects.

The money came largely from CFI's Leaders Opportunity Fund to support "the innovative research infrastructure that helps stimulate the various sectors of our economy," CFI said.

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