NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government today unveiled a new C$90 million (US$87 million) effort to ramp up the translation of genomics technologies to commercialization, and it plans to provide a separate C$29 million to renew funding for its five main genome research centers, Genome Canada said today.

The government has allotted C$30 million to launch the new translational initiative, the Genomics Applications Partnership Program, while partners from industry and the public sector are expected to provide the remaining C$60 million.

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