NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The nearly C$670 million ($576.8 million) that the Canada Foundation for Innovation recently pumped into research projects and infrastructure will fund a range of genomics and proteomics studies and institutes spread across the nation.

The three-pronged CFI initiative is supporting disease, biofuel, and environmental studies and funding for research resources through the Leading Edge Fund, New Initiatives Fund, and the Infrastructure Operating Fund.

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