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European Commission to Commit 12M Euros to Animal Disease Genomics

NEW YORK, June 25 (GenomeWeb News) - The European Commission will earmark €12 million to study the genomics of animal pathogens as part of its Sixth Framework Program, the EC announced yesterday.

The program, part of the "Food Quality and Safety" theme of FP6, will fund a network of 14 partners from 10 countries, called European Animal Disease Genomics Network of Excellence, to look into genomics-based control methods for preventing farm animal diseases.

The institutes involved will start up joint research and training programs on major diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and other parasites in pigs, cattle, chickens, and farmed fish.




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