NEW YORK, May 7 – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada announced Monday it had awarded $4.8 million Canadian ($3.12 million) in grants to support eleven genomics research projects.

These grants augment the $300 million Canadian that Genome Canada, the country’s non-profit genomics research organization, received in February from the Canadian government.

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