By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government has launched a new grants program that will pump C$67.5 million (US$67.3 million) into projects that will use genomics-based research to advance personalized healthcare, Genome Alberta said Thursday.

The new 2012 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition in Genomics and Personalized Health is funded with C$40 million from Genome Canada, C$22.5 million from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and C$5 million from the Cancer Stem Cell Consortium.

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