NEW YORK, April 10 - Genome Canada's said this week that genomics research in Ontario will get C$118 million, or roughly US$74 million, from the Canadian government to create 13 new research projects. Genome Canada said it has contributed $59 million of that money.

The infusion brings to $311 million the total cash awarded to Canadian genomics research, which now has enough to launch 34 new research projects around the country, according to Genome Canada.

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