Genome Canada, the nearly six-year-old nonprofit funding organization, announced awards in September totaling CA$346 million for 33 new large-scale genomics and proteomics research projects.

However, not all of that money comes directly from the Genome Canada coffers — a fact that has rallied Canadian scientists to protest the agency’s requirement that awardees find matching funds. For the latest funded projects, Genome Canada will provide CA$179.3 million of the total amount.

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