By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Alberta said yesterday that it plans to use C$20.6 million (US$20.3 million) to apply genomics to study cow and pig traits in order to enhance the animals' livestock potential.

The new funding includes C$12.4 million to the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, and PigGen Canada to use genomics to reduce the impact of two common pig disorders: porcine circovirus associated disease and porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome.

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