NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The nonprofit Crohn's and Colitis Canada has awarded nearly C$800,000 (US$740,000) to fund three omics research projects that will investigate genes involved in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and a possible method for treating such diseases.

The awards are part of C$3.4 million in new grants the foundation awarded to fund nine research projects investigating the genetic and environmental causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to develop new ways to treat patients, the foundation said yesterday.

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