NEW YORK, Feb 28 – The Canadian Government said Wednesday it would nearly double the budget for Genome Canada, the country’s non-profit genomics research organization, to $195 million ($300 million Canadian).

Minister of Industry Brian Tobin said he would immediately provide an additional $91 million in new funding for genomic research.

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