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Canadian Gov t Contributes Additional $315K to Cod Genomics Project

NEW YORK, May 17 (GenomeWeb News) - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada will contribute an additional CA$350,000 ($315,000) to the Atlantic Cod Genomics and Broodstock Development project, which is aimed at enhancing the country's cod industry, according to a local news report.

As GenomeWeb News reported in November 2005, the Canadian government plans to contribute as much as CA$6.5 million over three years to Genome Atlantic, which is a regional Genome Canadaaffiliate, and two partner organizations.

The project, which will be conducted in part by the Huntsman Marine Centre and the Atlantic Genome Centre, is expected to run for four years.

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